Director: Martin Campbell. Cast: Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston. 117 min. Rated R. UK/USA. Action.
Call me nostalgic, but maybe watching the original BBC miniseries of the same name during my first medical school year (directed by the same director, with a superb Eric Clapton soundtrack) is the reason I love this father-bent-on-revenge story of governmental nuclear conspiracies. Gibson and Winstone do an excellent job playing the late Bob Peck and Joe Don Baker's roles from the original, and Huston is as menacing as ever, but the story ending has been changed, favoring the personal revenge aspect rather than the conspiracy expose. Still, any film illustrating Gibson's rage is not to be missed.
PS: Lethal Weapon, Braveheart, Ransom, The Patriot, Signs, Edge of Darkness. Mel Gibson has become the expert in avenging his relatives' misfortunes.