A woman seeks revenge against those who orchestrated a plane crash that killed her family.

Director:

Reed Morano

Writers:

Mark Burnell (based on the novel by), Mark Burnell (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Blake Lively ... Stephanie Patrick
Richard Brake ... Eric Lehmans
Elly Curtis Elly Curtis ... Sarah Patrick
David Duggan David Duggan ... David Patrick
Matilda Ziegler ... Monica Patrick
Bill O'Connell Bill O'Connell ... Andrew Patrick
Raza Jaffrey ... Keith Proctor
Robert Mullins Robert Mullins ... Errol
Ivana Basic ... Oksana
Irma Mali Irma Mali ... Natalya
Geoff Bell ... Green
Tawfeek Barhom ... Reza Mohammed
Jack McEvoy ... Reza's Friend
Peter Newington Peter Newington ... Reza's Friend
Jude Law ... Iain Boyd
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Storyline

Blake Lively stars as Stephanie Patrick, an ordinary woman on a path of self-destruction after her family is tragically killed in a plane crash. When Stephanie discovers that the crash was not an accident, she enters a dark, complex world to seek revenge on those responsible and find her own redemption. Based on the novel by Mark Burnell, from director Reed Morano ("The Handmaid's Tale") and the producers of the James Bond film series, The Rhythm Section also stars Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown. Written by Paramount Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexual content, language throughout, and some drug use. | See all certifications »

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Filming started in November of 2017. However, due to Blake Lively's hand injury (which occurred in December 2017), filming was halted in February 2018 for Lively's recovery. Filming resumed in June 2018. The film's release date was also delayed at least twice. It was originally scheduled for a 22 February 2019 release, before being delayed ten months, and then being rescheduled again, for release on 31 January 2020. See more »

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The Cinema Blend blurb used on the back of the DVD packaging boldly states that "BLAKE LIVELY is a COLD-BLOODED ASSASSIN." However, her character Stephanie struggles very much with the act of killing. Target 1 died from a lung condition while fighting Stephanie (who balked at an easy chance to shoot him). Target 2 was killed by Boyd when Stephanie chickened out. Target 3 was killed by his own bomb. Target 4 is the only one that Stephanie actually assassinates. Either the blurb was taken out of context or the reviewer only watched the end. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Stephanie Patrick: [narrating] Think of your heart as the drums; your breathing as the bass.
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Soundtracks

I'm Waiting for the Man
Written by Lou Reed
Performed by The Velvet Underground
Published by Oakview Avenue Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of Universal Records (US)
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Nothing exceptional
1 February 2020 | by drjgardnerSee all my reviews

There isn't anything special about the film. The acting is borderline OK and the photography is good. The direction is a little slow and there really are few tense scenes, when they should have been. The story itself is probably more realistic as the newly trained assassin does a poor job in everything she attempts. I thought there was way too much time at the beginning of the film and not enough action (tension) during the action scenes.


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Release Date:

31 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,715,384, 2 February 2020

Gross USA:

$5,437,971

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,989,583
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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