Homefront

homefront-movie

By Debbie Elicksen.

After an attempted bust of a biker gang goes wrong, former DEA agent Phil Broker (Jason Statham) just wants to find a quiet neighborhood where he can raise daughter Maddy (Izabela Vidovic) in peace and harmony. Maddy, however, like her father, doesn’t stand up for any crap, so when a bully tries to throw her down, she gets the upper hand. But the boy’s mother, Cassie Bodine Klum (Kate Bosworth) wants blood and sicks her meth lord brother Morgan ‘Gator’ Bodine (James Franco) on them.

Everything escalates when Morgan discovers Broker’s true identity and then tells the biker gang where he’s at. Now Broker’s mission is personal: protect his daughter at all costs.

Homefront (2013) was written by Sylvester Stallone, based on the Chuck Logan novel. It was directed by Gary Fleder. The acting is really good. Statham, as usual, commands the screen, and James Franco plays the quintessential bad guy. Winona Ryder also star in the film.

This action adventure thriller is four out of five stars.

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