Wednesday, January 14, 2015

'Wild Card' Review

On Super Bowl weekend, Jason Statham returns to our theaters with Wild Card, a remake of the Burt Reynolds flick Heat. (That movie, of course, is not to be confused with Michael Mann's Heat.) I've long worshiped at the altar of Mr. Statham, but a movie like Wild Card makes me wonder about the wisdom of such devotion. It's not bad -- in fact, the film can be enjoyably loopy -- but it just doesn't add up to much in the end. I reviewed Wild Card -- spoiler alert, Statham's character is named Nick Wild -- for Screen International.