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szdaily -> Movies -> 
Homefront
    2014-03-21  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    Starring: Jason Statham, James Franco, Izabela Vidovic, Kate Bosworth, Marcus Hester, Clancy Brown Director: Gary Fleder

    Jason Statham wrangles a meth gang and stereotypical plot in action flick co-starring James Franco, Winona Ryder and Kate Bosworth.

    Jason Statham is a top-notch action actor, a guy smarter than most of his movies and tougher and more charismatic than much of his competition. Yet, somehow, Statham is stuck playing the world’s worst drug enforcement agent in “Homefront,” a disappointing mess of a genre flick.

    How bad a Fed is Statham’s Phil Broker? Though he’s trying to keep a no-profile existence after an undercover job went down, he keeps all of his records intact and in boxes in the basement of his new house, along with the paperwork declaring his real identity, complete with then-and-now photographs.

    This is clearly the wrong guy to infiltrate a crystal meth-making motorcycle gang called “The Outcasts.” But when the gang is brought down in a violent standoff, their leader’s son is gunned down, making Broker the target of the top thug’s vengeance.

    Two years later, Broker is living with his 10-year-old daughter (Izabela Vidovic) in a small town in Louisiana. The girl gets into a fight at school with the son of a local woman (Kate Bosworth) who has a history of drug use. When Broker later knocks the woman’s husband to the dirt, she asks her meth-lab-running brother Gator (James Franco) to cause trouble. That’s when Gator and his junkie hooker galpal (Winona Ryder) find out Broker’s real identity and do some dirty work on behalf of the gang leader. But Broker doesn’t take kindly to being leaned on.

    Two plots — Broker causing trouble for himself with the small town baddies, and Broker causing trouble for himself with his daughter — mutually advance from a playground altercation’s catalyst.

    Sylvester Stallone wrote the screenplay, though he eventually bowed out of starring in the film. Many of the cliches that riddled Stallone’s ’80s films are here: the outsider who doesn’t want any trouble, the thugs-with-a-capital-T, an adoring kid, a one-against-them-all conclusion.

    Those hackneyed turns haven’t aged well. Meanwhile, a pretty grade-school psychologist played by Rachel Lefevre may as well have “love interest” in neon over her curly-haired head.

    The only novelty to this hack job by director Gary Fleder (“Runaway Jury,” “Kiss the Girls”) is seeing Franco and Ryder play dress-up. But even that’s no fun, since this just seems like one more thing Franco crammed in between bigger jobs, while Ryder’s attempt to reinvent herself feels like skittish desperation.

    Director Gary Fleder is no stranger to building tension, and it’s great to see his work back on the big screen after a decade spent working in television, since he was responsible for the rather good thrillers “Kiss The Girls,” “Don’t Say A Word” and “Runaway Jury.”

    The movie is now being screened in Shenzhen.

    (SD-Agencies)

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