Blackway [2016] ★★

blackway-posterIt’s been a painfully slow month at the movies. All the big movies are scheduled for release in July. Meanwhile, I decided to give “Blackway” (aka “Go With Me”) a shot especially since I’ve been itching to see Anthony Hopkins in good form again (his last good performance being in 2012’s “Hitchcock”). Sadly, there’s nothing much to see here. “Blackway” is strictly a routine revenge tale in which Hopkins and Julia Stiles decide to track down and murder a former cop turned drug lord (that would be Ray Liotta). Why do I sound like I should expect more? Because the credits list Daniel Alfredson as the director. Yes the same Daniel Alfredson who gave us “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”. But even with a rusty plot (how many times have you seen the same story?), Alfredson and his cast still manage to deliver some good moments. Is it enough for me to recommend it? Not at all. But if you’re spending the night in, I suppose this movie will go down much easier on DVD with a few beers and a slice of pizza.

Rating: 2/4

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