“Wrath of Man” (MGM)
By Catholic News Service
When a taciturn new employee (Jason Statham) joins a Los Angeles armored car company, it’s obvious to the audience, if not to his fellow employees (most prominently Holt McCallany), that he has an agenda of his own, one that eventually pits him against a gang of thieves made up of disgruntled Afghan War veterans led by their former commanding officer (Jeffrey Donovan).
Though it comes wrapped up in a slick package, director and co-writer Guy Ritchie’s adaptation of the 2004 French thriller “Le Convoyeur” is a morally crude tale of do-it-yourself justice.
Benignly viewed vengeance and vigilantism, much gory violence, including torture, an implied casual encounter, rear nudity, considerable sexual humor, a handful of profanities, at least one milder oath, pervasive rough and occasional crude language. The Catholic News Service classification is O — morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.