You won’t find the more OTT elements of Neeson’s action hero transformation here; Run All Night is all grit and broken glass.
Instead you’ll get a story of remorse and regret, filled with good performances and the odd fanciful piece of camera work. Harris and Neeson do weary well, whilst Kinnaman sells the abandoned child angle. Common is Terminator-esque and threatening for it.
Wanting your child’s life to be better than your own is a strong notion which makes this thriller different to most. Sometimes the action overpowers the emotion, but it’s well staged and makes for an entertaining time.