Reviewed by: Pamela Karpelenia
Family members killed in a plane crash
Feeling emotionally pushed over the edge by tragedy
Suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Taking a self-destructive path in life—a downward spiral of prostitution, drug addiction and drunkenness
About prostitution in the Bible
About the fall of mankind to worldwide depravity
What is SIN AND WICKEDNESS? Answer
The world of terrorist cells
Pretending to be various other people
Catastrophic crisis of identity
Attempt to reclaim and redeem one’s self
Being recruited by a state intelligence service
Spies in the Bible
Blake Lively … Stephanie Patrick
Jude Law … Iain Boyd
Sterling K. Brown … Marc Serra
Daniel Mays … Dean West
Max Casella … Leon Giler
Raza Jaffrey … Keith Proctor
Richard Brake … Lehmans
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|Director:||Reed Morano—“The Handmaid’s Tale”|
EON Productions [England]
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Paramount Pictures Corporation, a subsidiary Viacom
An uneven story of revenge by a prostitute/junkie turned assassin
Based on the novel by Mark Burnell, “The Rhythm Section” tells the story of Stephanie Patrick (Blake Lively), a young woman who experiences the tragedy of losing her loved ones in a plane accident. She quickly learns that the incident that took so much from her was no accident, but a elaborate and orchestrated attack. Upon learning the truth, she goes on to seek out answers and training to avenge her family. That is the set up for this choppy and uneven film.
Let’s start with the acting, Blake Lively makes an attempt to be a femme fatale, but it comes across lame and underwhelming, minus some intense fight scenes, but you must suspend belief to fully enjoy what you’re seeing. Jude Law is great as the reluctant trainer, but steals every scene he’s in.
The cinematography is over the top in a bad way; a shaking camera, odd cut scenes and drawn out scenes make it hard to watch.
There is an abundance of gritty violence which seems forced and overdone to earne the R-rating. Unnecessary foul language and blasphemy is rampant. There is overt sexual content as well.
Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” —Romans 12:17-21 ESV
To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
I don’t recommend this film, too much objectionable content it’s not worth it.
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