Proud Mary

Proud Mary
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • Directed by: Babak Najafi
  • Cast: Taraji P Henson, Billy Brown, Jahi Di'Allo Winston
  • UK release: 23 March 2018

Mary Goodwin (Henson) is a Boston enforcer who has to protect a young boy after a hit goes wrong. Unfortunately, despite Henson's great charisma, a promising premise collapses into unmemorable backroom face-offs and murky corridor fisticuffs; ‘no nonsense’ sometimes means ‘lack of ambition’. Still, it has minor pleasures for genre fans.

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Proud Mary

19 Mar 20183 stars

Taraji P Henson is on fire in a brisk but unmemorable crime thriller

Following in the wake of seismic hit Black Panther, Proud Mary would seem ideally placed to capitalise on an appetite for strong black ensembles, however, this hit-woman crime flick is seldom on-target. Fresh from Hidden Figures, Taraji P. Henson is…

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