Liam Neeson does his 83rd movie in a row as the haggard good guy with a particular set of skills out to wreak havoc against the nefarious bad guys. This time, he’s a border rancher who needs to protect a young Mexican boy from a drug cartel. Contrivances and coincidences abound, and it’s nothing you haven’t seen before, but Neeson proves he still has the charisma and the chops to carry this kind of film any day of the week. It’s not groundbreaking cinema by any means—just a decent matinee flick that fits in perfectly with your expectations for something with Liam Neeson’s name on the poster.

3/5 stars