Run All Night (film)

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Run All Night
RunAllNight TeaserPoster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
Produced by
  • Roy Lee
  • Michael Tadross
  • Brooklyn Weaver
Written by Brad Ingelsby
Starring
Music by Junkie XL
Cinematography Martin Ruhe
Edited by Dirk Westervelt
Production
company
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release dates
  • March 13, 2015 (2015-03-13)
Running time
114 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $50 million[2]
Box office $67 million[3]

Run All Night is a 2015 American action neo-noir gangster crime thriller film written by Brad Ingelsby and directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. The film stars Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman, Common, and Ed Harris, and was released on March 13, 2015.[4]

Plot[edit]

Haunted by the ghosts of his past, former Irish mob enforcer Jimmy "The Gravedigger" Conlon has become an angry drunk, unable to connect with his son Mike, a retired professional boxer who mentors at-risk kids at the local gym. Disgusted by his father's actions, Mike refuses to involve him in the lives of his daughters, Catelyn and Lily.

Jimmy's old boss and closest friend, Shawn Maguire, rejects an offer to sell Albanian heroin. His son Danny, who received a large fee to arrange the deal, is told to return the money or suffer the consequences.

Mike, moonlighting as a chauffeur, takes the Albanian creditors to Danny's house. He witnesses Danny kill them and flees, but accidentally drops his wallet and ID.

Jimmy gets Mike to promise not to rat out Danny. As he's leaving Mike's house, he spots Danny trying to kill his son and shoots him before Danny can fire. Shawn sends dirty cops to pick up Mike and kill him, but Jimmy rescues him and takes him to his family.

Aware that Shawn will not stop until Mike is dead, Jimmy sends his family to a remote cabin and takes Mike with him to retrieve proof of his innocence. Andrew Price, an assassin hired by Shawn, intercepts them before they can collect the evidence. Jimmy is able to subdue him, but suffers an injury to his shoulder.

Mike leaves Jimmy with his uncle Eddie and returns to his family. Seeking to end the blood feud, Jimmy attacks Shawn's hideout and kills his gang. Jimmy tracks Shawn down to some nearby train tracks and stationary trains where he shoots Shawn. Jimmy holds Shawn in his arms as they reconnect as Shawn finally dies.

Jimmy goes to the cabin and alerts the police to his location. While thinking over his mistakes, he spots a badly burned Price going after Mike. Exchanging shots, he takes a mortal wound to the torso, but manages to kill Price, saving his son in the process. Mike runs up to Jimmy and finally refers to him as "Dad", showing that he has at last accepted him as his father. The police arrive and clear Mike of the murders as Jimmy dies of his wounds.

Later on, Mike is seen at his house, preparing for work. He takes one last look at a picture of him and his dad, having finally forgiven him for his past.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

In January 2012, Warner Bros. acquired Brad Ingelsby's script The All-Nighter for a six-figure sum.[7] During the following November, Liam Neeson entered negotiations to star in the film and became a lock in January 2013.[8][9] At this time, director Jaume Collet-Serra became attached to the film and the title was changed to Run All Night.[10]

Principal photography began on October 3, 2013.[11][12]

Music[edit]

The musical score for Run All Night was composed by Junkie XL.[13] Discussing the leitmotifs, Junkie XL said, "I thought it was much more interesting to look at this movie from an emotional point of view instead of from an actioner point of view."[14] The score was recorded at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros. Studios, featuring a 70-piece string orchestra and a large low brass ensemble.[15] A soundtrack album was released on March 10, 2015 through WaterTower Music.[16]

Other songs featured in the film include:[17]

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

Run All Night grossed $26.5 million in North America and $40.5 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $67 million, against a budget of $50 million.[3]

In its opening weekend, the film grossed $11 million, finishing second at the box office behind Cinderella ($70.1 million).

Critical reception[edit]

Run All Night received mixed reviews from critics. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes lists a 60% approval rating, based on 154 reviews, with a rating average of 5.7/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Liam Neeson is in typically fine form, but Run All Night suffers from a convoluted plot and workmanlike execution."[18] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a score of 59 out of 100, based on 34 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RUN ALL NIGHT (15)". British Board of Film Classification. February 27, 2015. Retrieved February 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ "'Cinderella' expected to bring magic to box office". LA Times. 2015-03-12. Retrieved 2015-05-11. 
  3. ^ a b "Run All Night (2015)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Liam Neeson's Run All Night gets April 17, 2015, release date". Deadline.com. 2014-02-18. Retrieved 2014-08-06. 
  5. ^ Lavallee, Eric. "Run All Night | Review - U.S. Indie News, Filmmaker Interviews, Film Festivals, Movie Reviews". Ioncinema. Retrieved 2015-05-11. 
  6. ^ "What Was With That Bizarre Cameo In Run All Night?". Cinemablend. Retrieved 2015-05-11. 
  7. ^ Fleming, Mike (January 10, 2012). "Warner Bros Lands Brad Ingelsby Spec 'The All-Nighter'". Deadline.com. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  8. ^ Foreman, Liza (November 16, 2012). "Liam Neeson in Negotiations for Crime Thriller ‘The All Nighter’ (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  9. ^ Fleming, Mike (January 17, 2013). "Liam Neeson Locked To ‘Run All Night;’ Helmer Jaume Collet-Serra In Talks". Deadline.com. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  10. ^ Goldberg, Matt (January 17, 2013). "Liam Neeson Confirmed to Star in RUN ALL NIGHT; May Reunite with UNKNOWN Director Jaume Collet-Serra". Collider.com. Complex. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Production Begins on Run All Night, Starring Liam Neeson". comingsoon.net. October 3, 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Run All Night Starring Liam Neeson Begins Production". movieweb.com. October 3, 2013. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Junkie XL to Score ‘Run All Night’". Film Music Reporter. December 4, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  14. ^ Lincoln, Ross (14 March 2015). "‘Run All Night': Making Of The Soundtrack With Tom Holkenborg, AKA Junkie XL". Deadline.com. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  15. ^ Goldwasser, Dan (March 13, 2015). "Tom Holkenborg scores Run All Night". ScoringSessions.com. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  16. ^ "‘Run All Night’ Soundtrack Announced". Film Music Reporter. February 12, 2015. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Run All Night (2015) – Song Credits". Soundtrack.net. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Run All Night". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 19, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Run All Night reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 

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