Wrath of Man [Video Review]

Wrath of Man [Video Review]
Money for Nothin’: Ritchie Wreaks Havoc in Violent L.A. Neo-Noir

At long last, Guy Ritchie returns to his roots with Wrath of Man, a violent odyssey lodged in the aggressive, machismo realm the director navigated so persuasively in his early days with titles like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000). A high-profile celebrity relationship with Madonna assisted in transporting him into the Hollywood studio system, where Ritchie has spent the last decade transfiguring nostalgic properties into mediocre contemporizations.

Reuniting with Jason Statham, who appeared in Ritchie’s first two films and his only other US set endeavor, 2005’s Revolver, Ritchie is again reconstituting previous material in this remake of Nicolas Boukhrief’s 2004 film Cash Truck, but it’s an unexpectedly grim heist/revenge film which vibrates with the energy most of Ritchie’s studio output has lacked.…
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