Liam Neeson's recent run of action films can go either way with me. None of them are extremely groundbreaking or original, but they're fun. Then there's the Taken sequels and I'd rather not waste too much more of your time talking about those monstrosities. I love Liam Neeson. Who doesn't? His films don't require much thought process, but I'm okay with that. I went into Run All Night not really sure what to expect. Sure, I'd seen the trailer and it was a fine trailer, but it was also very generic. Run All Night starts out less generic than it has you believing. The only problem here is that as the film goes on, it just begins to become more and more familiar, but I'd be lying if I said it wasn't fun.
But when we do get the same old Liam Neeson character we've seen a hundred times before, the film actually turns things up a notch. The action is sleeker, the violence brutal and my enjoyment went through the roof. You could probably question the logic and coherence here and there, but whatever. After Non-Stop, I've learnt my lesson to just go along with films like this, no matter how stupid they do become.
To sum up, Run All Night follows a predictable path and can occasionally delve into idiotic territory, but with a solid backstory and family element, plenty of engaging action and another great performance from Liam Neeson, the film is a lot of fun.