The Liability 2013 R CC

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(20) IMDb 5.9/10
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After wrecking his stepfather's car, Adam starts working as a driver for Roy. In the next 24 hours Adam's life is dramatically changed as he becomes the next target of a hit man.

Starring:
Tim Roth, Talulah Riley
Runtime:
1 hour 27 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

The Liability

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Comedy
Director Craig Viveiros
Starring Tim Roth, Talulah Riley
Supporting actors Talulah Riley, Peter Mullan, Kierston Wareing, Christopher Hatherall, Tomi May, Jack McBride, Clive Shaw, Neil Eddy, Andy McAdam, Jenny Pike, Simon Manley, Jimmy Knights, Steven Charles Stobbs
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

I would like to finish the movie.
Chad W. Shumway
Very enjoyable film, Tim Roth cut his own dialogue in places replacing it with looks only - he has such an expressive face.
Mrs. M. Bicknell
Intense movie, loved it, great twists and turns.
Trudy Hill

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By man on a mission on February 7, 2013
Format: DVD
Dark, funny British hitman thriller, takes you places you didn't expect to go, both plotwise and geographically (it's set in the Northeast of England). Tim Roth, Peter Mullan, Jack O'Connell (soon to be seen in 300 prequel) are all on cracking form. And Talulah Riley. Wow! What a revelation. She sure was wasted in St Trinian's!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By sk8 on February 12, 2013
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Used to be you could discover a movie for yourself. Roll home late, switch on the TV, next thing you know you're glued to the sofa long past bedtime. Or maybe you were hypnotized by the second movie in the double bill at a long-dead indie rep. Left the theatre banging on about it to all your friends. Not any more. Thanks Internet.

So when a movie comes along that looks like one thing, turns out to be something else, and draws you in so completely you feel you're in the middle of an actual discovery all of your own, enjoy it. All that earnest amateur analysis you skimmed online beforehand, the radioactive comparisons with other flicks, the petulant certainties about genre shortcomings, pay none of it any heed. Instead, hand yourself over to the people with the actual talent. Go where the writer and the film makers take you.

The Liability is a movie worth discovering for yourself. The poster of a geezer with a shooter gives a broad hint of what to expect and there is a full identity parade of crime flick archetypes: the middle-aged killer who wants to pack it in, the naïve kid who thinks he fancies the life, a properly evil crime boss, a put-upon moll, even an exotic beauty with razor blade cheek bones. But these characters exist only to service a weird and sinewy plot in an unhinged, off-kilter reality in a parallel England of no policemen, deep dark woods and American diners. Nothing proceeds as it should.

Tim Roth, distantly echoing his young gun in Stephen Frears's 1985 movie The Hit, thoroughly enjoys himself as the professional holding it together with mystified cool as chaos randomly explodes around him. Jack O'Connell was born to play the eager-to-please would-be gangster who not only has to be smarter than he looks, actually might be.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By 1farstar on February 13, 2013
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JUST SEE IT! But don't read the movies description because it gives the "surprise" away! After I saw this exciting film, I read the description and was so glad I didn't read it first before seeing the film! It would be like buying a "who done it book, which tells the reader who did it on the book jacket!"

Yet another excellent performance by Tim Roth. He even makes the other unknown actors look terrific with his understated, intense expressions that say so much more than any dialogue can. Bravo!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on February 9, 2013
Format: DVD
Peter (Peter Mullan) is a crime boss who deals in human trafficking. His step-son Adam (Jack O'Connell) is the "son he never wanted." Peter has Adam work for him to pay off a debt. He is to be a driver for Roy (Tim Roth) a quiet reserved hitman as opposed to the chatter-box Adam. As expected things don't go right, but then the film adds an additional twist to it.

The movie is a substandard grindhouse. The music, action, killing, and dialouge are a cut below. Roy steals a Grenada to perform their hit as the car is hot wired, yet has no trouble opening the trunk. Peter lives in a huge house, yet Adam's bed is right next to his mom's and Peter's bedroom. While this makes for film continuity, it is indicative of the missed details and missed opportunity this film had. May be worth a rental to British crime film fans.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex, rape.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CriticNic on May 1, 2013
Format: DVD
What caught my attention with The Liability was the fact that it stars Tim Roth, who is in my opinion one of the most underrated actors. I'm not as familiar with the rest of the primarily UK-based cast, aside from actress Kierston Wareing, of the incredible Fish Tank (2009). Upon reading the plot, I was intrigued about this film even more: a young man named Adam (Jack O'Connell) joins aging hit man Roy (Roth) after Adam wrecks his stepfather's car and is forced to repay him by running errands. Adam is enthralled by Roy's profession, while Roy on the other hand is less expressive about his feelings or anything else for that matter at the start. The trip the two take winds up affecting them in more ways than they knew. The performances by the two leads is excellent, as is their chemistry. The cinematography was reminiscent of Drive at moments, with nice choice of music mixed with stylish imagery. This is the type of hit man flick that I enjoy - it's not so much heavy on the violence and action, but focuses more on the characters, their inner conflicts and circles around an interesting story that is fairly original for the genre. One thing I couldn't help but was that the film ended a bit abrupt with a few things that didn't quite add up. With a story like the one it had, I felt like it could have carried on more and I would have loved to see more. To top that off, Kierston Wareing is unjustly underused here. Those things aside, it's refreshing to see a hit man movie, or even a crime movie in general, doing something different.
Source: criticnic.com 30 April 2013
Disclosure: Film sent by Lionsgate
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