Twittview: Homefront delivers an intense, action-packed, thriller that is bad-ass! Jason Statham, James Franco, script by Sylvester Stallone. Rated R for intense-action, language, and drugs. — Grade A.
Directed by Gary Fleder with a script written by Sylvester Stallone that is adapted from the novel by Chuck Logan, Homefront is the story of widow’ed ex-DEA agent Phil Broker (Jason Statham) as he tries to start over with his daughter Maddy (Izabela Vidovic) in a small bayou town in Louisiana and ends up getting mixed-up in a chain reaction of events that leads to an explosive fight between Broker, local Meth dealer Gator Bodine (James Franco), and a Biker-baddie named Silas (Frank Grillo) related to a case from his recent law enforcement days.
Honestly there isn’t much to say regarding Homefront that I haven’t already said. The acting is great and you see a great performance by James Fanco in a role that really fits him. You get some great action pieces such as the an early fight at a gas station where Broker takes out two of Gator’s hired muscle as well as the last act where Broker manages to take down and escape from Silas and his group who were brought into town to kill him. There is a hint of romance as Maddy tries to guide her dad toward her eligible teacher, Susan Hatch (Rachelle Lefevre). But overall you’re getting an intense story about a man who is running from his past only to have it come back to endanger his daughter.
Lot of action. Lots of Statham. Lots to like in a movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next.