The Rhythm Section Review

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IMDB Synopsis

Stephanie Patrick veers down a path of self-destruction after a tragic plane crash kills her family. When Stephanie discovers it wasn’t an accident, she turns to a former CIA operative who can help her find the culprits. But her quest to uncover the truth soon turns into a full-blown quest for revenge as Patrick decides to punish those responsible.

We made it through January Juicers, Hooray! However, February might not be off to such a hot start after my viewing of the new spy thriller The Rhythm Section. Which by definition means “the part of a pop or jazz group supplying the rhythm, generally regarded as consisting of bass and drums and sometimes piano or guitar.” So how does that really relate to a Blake Lively John Wick wannabe? Honestly folks, I have no clue.

Directed by Reed Morano this movie shows how far someone will go for revenge when it involves family. Stephanie Patrick (Blake Lively) lost her family in a horrific plane “accident”, but after finding out it was not an accident she sets out to find the truth and try and kick some ass. Friends, here in lies the problem, at the beginning of the movie she is a drug addict prostitute who can literally hardly walk. However after a few weeks with Jude Law she is just James Bond? I had a really hard time buying it.

There is one Car chase that is good but other than that a lot of this movie just comes off bland. There is no real villain so it just has no energy or tension to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Stock Down – Blake Lively

This role was just not what I wanted from her. It seems like she really likes taking these weirder kind of out there roles, but sometimes I just want to see her be a movie star. This reluctant assassin just did not fit her for me.

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*A couple other Tidbits

  • Jude Law was fine in his few scenes but really did not have a ton to do.
  • The Hans Zimmer score had its moments but did not live up to his usual standards.
  • Sterling K. Brown, what are we doing here? Nothing about his role worked for me.

Sometimes in the movie game we have to grind through the tough times and this is one of them. The Rhythm Section is a very forgettable movie and I hope we can see these actors in better movies in the future.

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