Jul 132021

Although not the strongest movie within Guy Ritchie’s filmography, Wrath of Man sees the filmmaer re-team with Jason Statham to make a solid, and all around entertaining action-thriller well worth checking out.



Wrath of Man

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Crime
Warner Bros.| R – 119 min. – $34.98 | July 13, 2021

Date Published: 07/13/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Director: Guy Ritchie
Writer(s): Nicolas Boukhrief and Eric Besnard (2004 film ‘Cash Truck’ written by); Guy Ritchie and Marn Davies & Ivan Atkinson (screenplay)
Cast: Jason Statham, Holt McCallany, Scott Eastwood, Rocci Williams, Josh Hartnett, Jeffrey Donovan, Eddie Marsan, Andy Garcia

Features: None
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.38
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 40.69 GB
Total Bitrate: 44.91 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

Warner Bros. Studios Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.

THE MOVIE — 3¾/5

Plot Synopsis: Mysterious and wild-eyed, a new security guard (JASON STATHAM) for a cash truck surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman’s ultimate motive becomes clear as he takes dramatic and irrevocable steps to settle a score.

Quick Hit Review: Jason Statham is yet another action-thriller, this one more grounded and gritty in comparison with The Transporter series. He also re-teams with director Guy Ritchie for the fourth time, the last one being 2005’s Revolver (and has another one upcoming, currently untitled). Statham is in his element here, showing just enough of the raw emotion — with a character exacting revenge for the death of his son — to offset the violence and mayhem he inflicts on the villains.

In terms of story, remake of a French film Cash Truck, Wrath of Man is something I’ve seen a few times before but the action elements and storytelling, albeit changing course following a criminal crew and their planning slowed the pacing down a bit, does make for an engaging and entertaining time. And in regards to Guy Ritchie’s direction… it is thankfully not as in your face compared with his two Sherlock Holmes films and in reality, not sure anyone would identify this as a Ritchie picture if not for his name on the cover or the opening credit.

The film sports a quality supporting cast that includes quasi character actor Holt McCallany, Josh Hartnett (kind of forget, he was the “it” guy in the early 2000s), Jeffrey Donovan from Burn Notice as the heist mastermind, oft Ritchie collaborator Eddie Marsan, Andy Garcia in yet another minor role (<2 minutes of screen time) and Scott Eastwood playing a complete, two-faced psychopath.

In the end, Wrath of Man is just an all-around solid action-thriller. I don’t know how it rates compared to the others in Guy Ritchie’s resume or to other Jason Statham films, but it is so entertaining and well worth a rental or outright purchase especially if you’re a fan of either of these guys.



This release comes with a matted slip cover and redemption code for the Digital HD copy. No bonus features were included, however.


VIDEO – 4½/5

Wrath of Man is presented with a 2.38 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. Picture here is pretty much on par with any new, fair-sized budgeted film: detail is sharp, aided by some film grain, and nicely defined and colors, while tamped down with no incredible vibrancy, still look good with balanced skin tones.

AUDIO – 4½/5

The disc includes a fine DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track and while a movie like this might’ve benefited from an Atmos track, this one still sounds quite good. Dialogue comes across the center channel with nice clarity and when the guns start firing, the depth does show up very well, making use of the front and rear channels, along with Christopher Bensted’s (The Gentlemen) score.


OVERALL – 3¼/5

Although not the strongest movie within Guy Ritchie’s filmography, Wrath of Man sees the filmmaer re-team with Jason Statham to make a solid, and all around entertaining action-thriller well worth checking out.




Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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