Featured In Issue 179, September 2013

WSR Score4.5
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Lionsgate Home Entertainment
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In Redemption, Joey Jones (Statham) comes home from the Afghan war a shattered man. Broke, homeless, and lost in a haze of drugs and alcohol, he attempts to piece his life back together with the help of Sister Cristina (Buzek), a nun who works at an inner-city parish. Joe's expert training as a soldier marks him as a valuable asset to the mob and he soon finds himself employed with the dark web of London's criminal underworld. When Joey finds out his girlfriend was brutally murdered by ruthless kingpins he seeks revenge, even if the path promises to destroy him completely. (Gary Reber)

Special features include a making-of featurette (HD 04:55), upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.40:1 1080p AVC picture was photographed with the Arri digital system. The imagery is pristine throughout and exhibits a natural color palette, with well-balanced hues that appear warm and rich. Fleshtones are naturally hued as well. Contrast is well balanced with deep, solid blacks and revealing shadow delineation. Resolution is excellent and detail is exhibited in facial features, hair, clothing, and object texture, especially during close-ups. This is a well-crafted motion picture that is engaging throughout. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is also well crafted, with supportive atmospherics and sound effects that enhance the realism of the production design. At times such extends to the surrounds with subtle presence and during more intense segments is aggressively immersive. The .1 LFE channel is used conservatively but effectively during the more intense scenes. The orchestral music score is nicely recorded with a wide and deep soundstage presence that extends to the surrounds. Dialogue is consistently intelligible and decently integrated spatially. This is an effective soundtrack with nuanced sonics throughout and effective dynamics as the brutal segments unfold. (Gary Reber)