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Relentless revenge and a flawless Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson -because no matter how much the name of his character changes in the action movies in which he has become an expert, one on the screen sees Liam Neeson, with one more bruise or one less wound- he is sitting in an armchair.

Thoughtful.

It is decided.

No matter what the character is called, we go to the movies to see one of Liam Neeson. Photo BF Paris

Pick up the phone, enter a number.

“FBI,” says a voice on the other end of the line.

-I’m the stealthy thief. And I want to surrender.

What a face, what a gesture.  Neeson is 69 years old and has a full-fledged career in action movies.  Photo BF Paris

What a face, what a gesture. Neeson is 69 years old and has a full-fledged career in action movies. Photo BF Paris

They put it on hold …

-I robbed 12 banks in seven states, and little more than 9 million dollars in cash.

-I want to make a deal. I pay back every penny, but my sentence is reduced to no more than two years in a minimum security prison, one hour from Boston, with visitation.

Uncomfortable, because he drives, but Liam shoots anyway.  Photo BF Paris

Uncomfortable, because he drives, but Liam shoots anyway. Photo BF Paris

The FBI agent who had attended him asks him, incredulous, since he does not believe that he is talking to the “stealthy thief”, why he would turn himself in.

-I met a woman, she is more important than all the dollars in the world.

We would have started there.

Kate Walsh, Liam's romantic interest.  It lives.  Photo BF Paris

Kate Walsh, Liam’s romantic interest. It lives. Photo BF Paris

But nine million? Cash said? In hundred and twenty bills?

The relentless doubt

Already here the viewer has doubts. He paid admission to see “one by Liam Neeson,” whose local title has the noun Revenge accompanied by the qualifying adjective implacable -Yes, yes, like Relentless pursuit 1, 2 and 3, when the 69-year-old Irishman was Bryan Mills, and they kidnapped his daughter, his wife, the cat, and he had started a viral campaign on Twitter to stop them harassing Bryan’s family- …

Jai Courtney (Boomerang in "The Suicide Squad"), the corrupt and bad agent, very bad.  Photo BF Paris

Jai Courtney (Boomerang in “The Suicide Squad”), the corrupt and bad agent, very bad. Photo BF Paris

And you think. If Liam is going to get revenge, and he mentions a woman he has fallen in love with, it is because something bad will happen to her, like so many of Liam’s partners. Ugly.

But if the viewer knows, understands some English or reads the technical sheet that accompanies this review, they discover that the original title speaks of an honest Thief.

Liam is a former Marine, who trusts people.  That is why he is a thief, but honest.  Photo BF Paris

Liam is a former Marine, who trusts people. That is why he is a thief, but honest. Photo BF Paris

So maybe, in one of those, who knows, Annie (Kate Walsh, Dr. Addison Montgomery in Grey’s Anatomy, and Madeline in Emily in Paris) nothing serious is wrong.

Or if.

But it is not going that Liam (or Tom Dolan, as he is called in fiction, but for all of us he is still Liam) is more confident than Milei in the PASO and the FBI agents who are going to see him, and gives them the key to where he hid the nine million dollars.

Everything for love.  Dolan met Annie and a year later he reformed.  Photo BF Paris

Everything for love. Dolan met Annie and a year later he reformed. Photo BF Paris

And that Liam is a former Marine. And an expert in demolitions.

But it’s not like Bombita in Wild tales. Or if. We’ll see.

The thing is, the corrupt FBI (Jai Courtney, Boomerang in The Suicide Squad, and Anthony Ramos, of Hamilton and In the neighborhood) want to keep the money. And they go, they grab it, they hide it and they see Liam again. And then the head of the FBI arrives, who is good even though he has the face of Robert Patrick, the bad cyborg of Terminator 2.

Robert Patrick, from "Terminator 2" cyborg to head of the FBI.  Photo BF Paris

Robert Patrick, from “Terminator 2” cyborg to head of the FBI. Photo BF Paris

Without further ado, Liam is going to have to flee because they accuse him of something he did not commit -bah; as always – and it may put the life of your beloved Annie at risk.

Relentless revenge not because it is foreseeable it ceases to be entertaining. Director Mark Williams knows that having Liam Neeson assures him, in addition to tickets, an actor who can say anything and that, from this side of the screen, we believe him.

Anthony Ramos ("Hamilton", "In the neighborhood") counts the hidden dollars.  Photo BF Paris

Anthony Ramos (“Hamilton”, “In the neighborhood”) counts the hidden dollars. Photo BF Paris

Liam does not look rusty at all, despite the passage of time, falls, crashes, blows, bullets and bad jokes received.

And delete that chain of tweets. It looks like Liam is going to continue relentlessly for much longer.

“Relentless revenge”

Good

Acción. EE.UU., 2020. Original title: “Honest Thief”. 98’, SAM 13. From: Mark Williams. With: Liam Neeson, Kate Walsh, Jai Courtney, Jeffrey Donovan. Salas: Hoyts Abasto, Cinépolis Recoleta and Pilar, Showcase Belgrano.

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