LIAM NEESON fans are spoilt for choice this month with two of the Northern Irishman’s most recent movies making their streaming debuts.
Lockdown restrictions may be easing up but there are even more reasons to stay indoors after two of Neeson’s most recent action movie efforts headed to Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Honest Thief spent two weeks at the top of the US box office back in October 2020, where it proved a popular tonic to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The film saw Neeson star as Tom Carter, a former marine turned bank robber dubbed the "In-and-Out Bandit", who has successfully stolen $9 million from several small-town banks without getting caught.
But now there’s a problem – Tom has fallen in love with Annie (Kate Walsh) and wants to come clean about his criminal past and work out a deal where he gives back the money and is allowed to forge a life with Annie.
Things get complicated, however, when the agents assigned to bring him in decide to take his stolen cash for themselves. Then they go after Annie, which is something they soon live to regret.
On the run and in possession of a very particular set of skills, Honest Thief sees Neeson back in familiar Taken territory, right down to the presence of a scene involving him threatening someone over the phone.
Even better still, it’s just arrived on Amazon Prime and is perfect viewing for anyone with an appreciation for Neeson’s unique brand of action movie exploits.
Failing that, over on Netflix, Neeson fans can dive into something a little different with Men In Black: International.
An action comedy adventure, starring Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth, is a follow-up to the hit Will Smith sci-fi trilogy of the same name.
Directed by F. Gary Gray, the film sees Thompson’s newly-recruited Agent M team up with Hemworth’s Agent H, a top agent in MIB's UK branch, to tackle a deadly new foe.
Neeson co-stars as High T, Hemworth’s boss at MIB, along with Emma Thompson as Agent O in a globetrotting new addition to the franchise.
Failing that, Netflix subscribers preferring something more along the lines of Taken might what to check out or even revisit A Walk Among The Tombstones, one of the most underrated of Neeson’s most recent efforts.
He stars as ex-cop Matt Scudder, a troubled ex-cop hired by a drug kingpin to find his wife’s killers. It’s a hunt that sees him descend into the seedy underbelly of New York's criminal underworld.
Based on Laurence Block’s 1992 novel of the same name, A Walk Among The Tombstones also stars Dan Stevens and David Harbour and comes highly recommended.