Director: Joe Carnahan
Year Released: 2021
"Opportunity manufacturer" Teddy (Frank Grillo), who stole money from powerful people and has a mark on his head, hits lady cop Valerie (Alexis Louder) in the face and ends up in the slammer, but professional assassin Viddick (Gerard Butler) - who has a contract to take out Teddy - figures out a way to also get into the same jail (the ol' drunken bum routine works like a charm). It's the same sort of brooding police movie with oozing machismo that Carnahan (and a few other filmmakers) have been known for over the years, leveled off somewhat with the presence of a lady, but by the time "psychopath" Lamb (Toby Huss) appears (with balloons and a machine gun) it loses any sense of nuance it might have been trying for. If Carnahan is thinking he's making some complex statement about morality and ethics he better think again (and harder), although all the bravado and relentless carnage do provide purely visceral appeal ... and a comically absurd finale.