It may not be breaking any new ground, but from what we’ve seen so far from Run All Night, it looks right up my alley. Revenge, grizzled old tough guys going head to head, characters who just have to survive through this one night and everything will be okay—it’s not horribly original, but there’s nothing I don’t like here. Adding Ed Harris and Liam Neeson to the mix only sweetens the deal. Check out this new French trailer to see what I’m talking about.
The plot is straightforward: one aging gangster’s son tries to kill another aging gangster’s son, aging gangster number two steps in and kills aging gangster number one’s son, and aging gangster number one goes after aging gangster number two, his son, his son’s family, and everyone he’s ever cared about. Fathers are like that. There’s obviously more to it, and the two fathers has a long history together, but I’m already biting at this hook.
There’s just something gritty and grim to Run All Night that hits that perfect vibe I’m looking for in this kind of movie. You’re sure to get tough guys saying and doing tough things, an angry papa bear protecting his cub, and Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) and Common (Selma) should prove to be nice additions to the melee.
Run All Night opens wide on March 13, check out the trailer below.