Proud Mary

2018-01-26 08:10
 

What it's about:

Taraji P. Henson is Mary, a hit-woman working for an organised crime family in Boston. Her life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses after a hit goes bad.

What the critics thought:

Ms. Henson, ever simmering, takes Mary's moral conundrum very seriously. Her expressive eyes and nuanced body language work well for the character; she can put across a major change in attitude just by shifting a hip. -  Glenn Kenny, New York Times

Proud Mary would be nothing special if it did not star Taraji P. Henson. But it does, and as a result it stands out like a beam of sunshine piercing the dull grey murk that is January at the movies. It is not brilliant, but it is definitely a lot of fun. - Lee Jutton, Film Inquiry

This dipshit drivel guns down Taraji P. Henson's bid for action-hero glory - and it should be ashamed of itself for wasting such talent. -Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Henson's both-feet-on-the-ground performance tries to rein in the chaos, but the simple fact is that she-and the moviegoers, many of them people of color, who will come out to see this film-deserve much better support behind the camera. - Katie Rife, AV Club

Proud Mary isn't a retro action thriller at all, but a staid family drama, and an incredibly boring one at that. - Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times

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