2015’s Run All Night is the third (of four to date) collaborations between director Jaume Collet-Serra and senescent superman Liam Neeson.
Like all their other collaborations (Unknown, Non-Stop and The Commuter) it’s a pretty ‘by the numbers’ action flic.
This is fine if you like that kind of thing.
Which I do.
Unfortunately, Run All Night seems to think it’s a better film than it is and it probably takes itself a bit too seriously at times. It could definitely do with an injection of humour.
But it’s a perfectly serviceable if somewhat derivative thriller.
Score for Christmasishness
Despite the absence of anything remotely resembling joy, there’s no denying that this film is quite Christmas(ish). There are Christmas lights and trees aplenty in the background. Also Neeson dresses up a Santa at one point. Admittedly a creepy and intoxicated Santa, but Santa nonetheless.
Hooray so gold old Santa is in this film, so he’s had one too many. So what? It’s Christmas. Yet again I’ve never seen this film.