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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Jason Statham
Agata Buzek
Benedict Wong
Ger Ryan
Directors
Steven Knight
Screenwriters
Steven Knight
Running Time
100 minutes

Hummingbird
Never takes flight


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Plot
Joey Smith (Statham) is a homeless veteran nursing a drug habit with his friend Isabel. When they’re attacked, he escapes and falls through a skylight into the empty apartment of a rich man. Joey builds a new life and sets out to find Isabel, with the help of a friendly nun (Buzek).


Verdict
An awkward mix of realist social drama and Statham actioner, this doesn’t quite convince as either. A disappointing start to Knight’s directing career.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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