2013-12-06 12:04
What it's about:

Former drug enforcement agent Phil Broker is a family man who moves off the grid with his daughter, to a seemingly quiet bayou backwater, to escape his troubled past.

However, Broker’s world soon becomes anything but quiet once he discovers that an underbelly of drugs and violence riddles the small town. Soon, a sociopathic methamphetamine kingpin, Gator Bodine, puts Broker and his daughter in harm’s way—forcing Broker back into action to save the town and his family.

What the critics thought:

The screenplay for this violent retro schlock was written by Sylvester Stallone, and the movie feels like something out of the early eighties.
- David Denby, New Yorker

Everyone cast against type. Everyone breathtakingly bad, reciting dialogue by Sylvester Stallone that begs for a "mute" button.
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Homefront is only really compelling when it's exploring the hassles and complexities of being an overwhelmed small-time meth dealer, or when it makes good use of the local color of its backwoods Louisiana setting.
- Nathan Rabin, The Dissolve

Homefront does nothing to stretch its leading man, but there's something to be said for Statham's stardom and the films being slotted around it - like a stubborn bollard, you always know exactly where to find him.
- Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph

How far would you go to protect your home?

Clinton 2013/12/11 1:47 PM
  • Rating:
Great movie
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