“Run All Night”: Liam Neeson makes the mean streets a little meaner

Run All Night

“Run All Night” is now playing at Point, Eastgate and Star Cinemas. R, 1:55, three stars out of four.

At this point, the question is not whether Liam Neeson will kick ass, but what sort of ass he will kick. Albanian ass, as in “Taken”? German ass, as in “Unknown”? Midair ass, as in “Non-Stop”?

Or Irish-American ass, as in his latest action thriller “Run All Night,” although “Run” takes some pains to worry about things like acting, characterization and texture. Why, it’s almost a full hour before the first ass gets kicked.

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