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Wrath Of Man Blu-ray Review

Guy Ritchie’s “Wrath Of Man” is a dark and intense movie.

Based on the French film “Cash Truck,” “Wrath Of Man” is a crime drama that revolves around a mysterious new cash truck security guard named Patrick Hill. It’s initially unclear why he is taking on this job. Is he infiltrating the group? Is he planning a robbery? Is he seeking revenge? Little by little the character’s long game becomes more apparent as the story unfolds.

I know the above plot synopsis doesn’t give away much, but it’s entirely intentional on my part. Director Guy Ritchie’s crime drama is the type of movie you should know as little as possible about as it’s filled with twists and turns. Sure, it may not be the freshest of stories, but the tone and the way it plays out separates it from familiar material. It should be noted that this is not in the vein of “Snatch” or “Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels” though as it’s a surprisingly cold, violent and brutal film that is light on humor. Usually Ritchie films have a plethora of humor but that’s not the case here. Personally, I admired this departure as we got to see Ritchie do something different. In fact, the director has seemingly been tackling quite a few genres as of late as evidenced by “Aladdin” and “King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword.”

Perhaps the biggest story here is that Jason Statham at long last reunites with Ritchie. Whenever these two work together it’s golden and this is no exception. They seem to bring out the best in each other. Ritchie is at the top of his game here. Not only did he create a tightly paced crime-drama with some thrilling action set pieces, but the shot selection is nothing short of creative. Statham plays a deeply serious dramatic role than usual here and he’s entirely up to the task. 

Even though this may be Statham’s movie, there are memorable performances from Holt McCallany (who is always underrated), Jeffrey Donovan, Scott Eastwood, rising star Niamh Algar, and Josh Hartnett who has returned from a break from acting.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.39:1 1080p. How does it look? Although it’s disappointing there isn’t a 4K release, the Blu-ray disc provides a nice sharp picture quality.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? From the dialogue to the intense action, this track delivers the goods. 

The lone extra is a Digital copy.

July 10, 2021 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , ,

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