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Director:
Gary Fleder
Released:
2013
Rating:
R
A former DEA agent (Jason Statham) encounters trouble when he moves to a small town.

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    When you combine Action with Drama, you had better have a damn good story to go along with the tremendous fight scenes and wild chases, or else you get a film that falls flat. We all know that at this point, Jason Statham is the best Action star you could have, but the jury was out on how effect he could be in a more dramatic role. In Home Front, Statham plays a retired undercover . agent, who has recently become a single father. He and his daughter have moved from the big city to the small town, which his late wife called home, in the hopes of building a better life. Everything was going as planned until his daughter, stood up to a bully at school, and embarrassed the son of one the towns most influential families. The simple misunderstanding between children quickly escalates into an all out war, which will force Statham to use everything he learned in the . to protect his daughter and his new home. Once again, Jason Statham was terrific in this film. It is mind boggling and seems to be impossible, but every film this man does is better than the one before it. He is on a winning streak, the likes of which I have never seen. Statham was terrific, but oddly, he's paired with an actor who doesn't have much experience playing the bad guy and it showed. James Franco plays Gator Bodine, a small time hood and drug trafficker, who goes after Statham with everything he's got, the only problem is, Bodine really isn't that bad a guy. In fact, when Franco starts cursing and playing all tough, it's almost laughable, not to mention the fact that he doesn't have a tenth of the fighting skills that Statham has. Being that this was a big budget film, Written by Sylvester Stallone (Rocky), Directed by Gary Fleder (Kiss The Girls, Runaway Jury), and starting the best action star in the game (Jason Statham), it's very peculiar that they would choose a bad guy, who is best known as a comedic actor. While the story was great, Franco simply can not match up with Statham at all. Homefront has almost everything you could want in a Thriller, but the lack of a strong, believable opponent, really calls into question just how believable the film is and makes it somewhat predictable.moreless

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    • Production budget - $22,000,000
      Domestic gross - $20,158,898 (106th)
      Worldwide gross - $31,358,898 (94th)

    • Music:
      I Got Mine
      Written by Dan Auerbach and Patrick J. Carney
      Performed by The Black Keys
      Lust
      Written by Asaf Sagiv
      Performed by Waterknot
      Color Me, Color You
      Written and Performed by Paul Otten
      Sunshine Band
      Performed by Lloyd Conger
      Written by Lloyd Conger
      Mon Couer
      Written and Performed by Phil Soussan
      Hideaway
      Performed by Jay Ramsey
      Written by Gerald Hugh Ramsey
      Nothing Left to Burn
      Performed by Logan Mader, Jussi Ilmari Karvinen and Chelse Davis
      Written by Logan Mader and Jussi Ilmari Karvinen
      Bringing It Home
      Written and Performed by Sandy Szigeti
      FBI
      Written by Gary Twinn, James Stevenson, Glen Matlock, Clem Burke
      Performed by The International Swingers
      Like a Taste
      Written by Gavin Heaney
      Performed by Gavin Heaney
      Jesus Love Me (Why Don't You)
      Written by Scott Ellison and Terry Lupton
      Smile
      Performed by Shyboys
      Written by David Baerwald, Rick Bostone

    • Filmed in New Orleans, Louisiana

    • Taglines:
      1. How far would you go to protect your home?

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