Guy Ritchie misfires in his latest action thriller with Jason Statham. Wrath of Man attempts to wrap the standard revenge theme around a mysterious conspirator. It’s told in four chapters that take place during different time periods. The result is a leaden jumble of poorly defined characters directed in an awkward way. There’s violence galore, but sizable gaps intersperse the graphic firefights. Wrath of Man struggled to hold my interest between the carnage.
Wrath of Man is set in the aftermath of an armored truck robbery. The crime goes awry and results in multiple innocent fatalities. Several months later, an enigmatic loner with a gruff personality, Patrick Hill (Jason Statham), applies for a job at Fortico, the security and transport company. He barely passes the qualifications, but is hired as a driver. His co-workers (Holt McCallany, Josh Hartnett, and Niamh Algar) aren’t impressed. They call him “H”. Each employee has … Read more