69-year-old Liam Neeson is still on fire! In Blacklight, he is drawn into a scheme involving the FBI. He will then knock out the bad guy with all his might. On the occasion of the film’s release, a look back at 10 badass roles of the actor.
After working with the most renowned filmmakers, from Steven Spielberg (Schindler’s List) to Martin Scorsese (Gangs of New York, Silence) via Neil Jordan (Michael Collins), Liam Neeson felt invested with a high risk mission.
From Taken in 2008, the Irishman chained action films, becoming one of the figures of the genre like Gerard Butler or Jason Statham. This year, Neeson makes a remarkable comeback in Blacklight, a muscular action thriller in which he plays Travis Block. The latter intervenes on behalf of the FBI when all other options have been exhausted.
His methods often involve the hard way. When he is ordered to silence an agent who wants to reveal the Bureau’s methods to the press, he understands that he has become the pawn of a terrible plot.
Determined to expose the truth, he launches into a fight against those with whom he is used to working. But when his adversaries prey on his loved ones, Travis turns his methods against his former employers and he will have no mercy. On the occasion of the release of this feature film on February 23, a small focus on the 10 best action films of Liam Neeson is essential.
In the middle of a fight against Taylor John-Smith, Liam Neeson69, still has the potato in Blacklight !
First milestone in a long series of action films, Taken is now considered a cult film in Liam Neeson’s filmography. With a viewership rating of 3.8 stars, it is the comedian’s best action feature.
Between 2008 and 2015, Liam Neeson will popularize the character of Bryan Mills, a father ready to do anything to save his family. The trilogy was a big hit, making the actor a cult action hero.
With an audience rating of 3.7 stars, Non-Stop (2014) ranks as Liam Neeson’s 2nd best action film. In this feature film, a second collaboration with Jaume Collet-Serra, the Irishman plays Bill Marks, a seasoned veteran of the air force
He has just boarded yet another New York-London flight. While flying over the Atlantic with 200 other passengers, he receives mysterious text messages from an unknown person who claims to be on board and wants to murder a passenger every 20 minutes if the government does not transfer $150 million to him.
THE TERRITORY OF THE WOLVES
With Territory of the Wolves, Joe Carnahan leads Liam Neeson on an epic adventure in the Far North! In the immensity of these snowy landscapes, the few survivors know that they have little chance of getting out. No one will find them and the wolves have already spotted them.
Ottway, aka Liam Neeson, is convinced that salvation is in movement and that the forest will provide better shelter. But all his companions in misfortune are not of his opinion and to the dangers that nature imposes, are added the tensions and the errors of the men. With a rating of 3.4, our viewers largely adored this tense survivalist feature film.
Without Identity, released in 2011, is the first collaboration between Liam Neeson and Jaume Collet-Serra. The story follows Dr. Martin Harris. While he is in Berlin to give a conference, he falls into a coma, the victim of a car accident.
Later, once awake, he learns that another man has taken his identity and seeks to kill him. With the help of a young woman, he will do everything to prove who he is. Liam Neeson wears this muscular feature alongside Diane Kruger, not hesitating to ogle Jason Bourne’s side in combat style. Rated 3.4 stars, it ranks high in the top of the best Neeson badass.
THE ALL RISKS AGENCY
Liam Neeson like you’ve never seen him before! White hair and cigar on his lips, he succeeds George Peppard as Hannibal Smith in this supercharged adaptation of the cult series. Four men, hyper-skilled and once respected members of an elite army unit, are charged with a top-secret mission intended to trap them, and which lands them in prison for a crime they do not know. have not committed.
But the sum of their talents allows them to escape without a hitch. Having become rebels, they decide to clear their names and find the real culprits. In any case, as in the series of the same name, they have a plan, and they like it when it goes off without a hitch! With a rating of 3.3 stars, this film adaptation has greatly pleased our readers.
Liam Neeson’s 3rd collaboration with Jaume Collet-Serra, Night Run takes us on a journey to Brooklyn. Jimmy Conlon, mobster and hitman who was once nicknamed the Gravedigger, is not in his best shape. A longtime friend of kingpin Shawn Maguire, Jimmy, who is now 55, is haunted by his crimes – and hunted down by a police inspector who, for 30 years, has never given up trying to apprehend him.
And lately, it seems whiskey is Jimmy’s only comfort. But when he learns that his next mission is to eliminate Mike, his son he hasn’t seen in years, Jimmy must choose between the mafia “family” he has built and the real family he has built. he gave up a long time ago. This brutal and badass action movie has an average rating of 3.3! A good vintage made in Neeson released in 2015, also with Ed Harris and Joel Kinnaman.
And 4 for the Neeson-Collet Serra duo! This time, the Irish actor slips into the costume of Michael MacCauley in The Passenger. Like every day after work, he takes the suburban train which takes him home. But today, his daily journey will take a completely different turn. After receiving a call from a mysterious stranger, he is forced to identify a hidden passenger on the train before the last stop.
As he fights against the clock to solve this enigma, he finds himself caught in a terrible spiral. A conspiracy that becomes a matter of life or death, for him as well as for all the other passengers! After breaking necks on a plane in Non-Stop, Neeson smashes arms on a train. Rated 3.2 stars, this feverish action film is extremely effective.
WALK BETWEEN THE TOMBS
In Walk Between the Graves, directed by Scott Frank, Liam Neeson plays a former cop, Matt Scudder. The latter is now a private detective who works on the fringes of the law. Hired by a drug trafficker to find those who kidnapped and murdered his wife with rare violence, Scudder discovers that this is not the first bloody crime that has hit the powerful in the middle.
Venturing between good and evil, Scudder will hunt down the monsters who committed these heinous crimes into the most gruesome underworld of New York City, hoping to find them before they strike again. In this 3.1-star crime thriller, Neeson stars alongside Dan Stevens, David Harbor and Boyd Holbrook. Fun fact: director Scott Frank then went to direct episodes of The Queen’s Game, Netflix’s flagship series.
THE GOOD CRIMINAL
Liam Neeson plays Tom in The Good Criminal. He is a legendary bank robber. He decides to settle down and makes a deal, against his immunity, with the FBI who never managed to get their hands on him. He quickly realizes that the Feds have another plan in mind: to divide his loot and have him accused of a murder. Trapped, chased by the police and the FBI, he decides to take matters into his own hands and embarks on an explosive revenge.
Ex Marine, specialized in explosives, the character of Liam Neeson is not the type to play cards. When he’s cornered, he doesn’t hesitate to knock everything out! Rated 2.8 stars on AlloCiné, this action film is effective and uncompromising!
In The Veteran, released last December on Blu-ray and DVD, Liam Neeson plays Jim Hanson. Embittered, aging, he traditionally denounces illegal immigrants to the authorities. Pursued by members of a Mexican cartel, a mother and her son cross the border which separates Mexico from Arizona and find themselves on Jim’s land.
But when the mother is killed in a shootout, the recalcitrant American decides to help young Miguel escape. The widowed and disillusioned war veteran and the orphan boy will have to cross the United States, pursued by criminals and corrupt police. With an honorable rating of 2.7 stars, The Veteran echoes Cry Macho, Clint Eastwood’s latest feature film in which his character also took a young Mexican under his wing. But unlike the legendary Clint, Neeson is still able to blast off the bad guy with his gun without shaking!