Blacklight movie review

Do you dare shine the blacklight on this one?

What’s it about?

Liam Neeson plays a retired secret-agent-type who uncovers a shadowy conspiracy that puts his family in danger.

What did we think?

Peter Linning says: Blacklight is a paint-by-numbers action thriller, the latest in the increasingly crowded “aging actor plays retired badass” subgenre. When compared to its peers, Blacklight isn’t that bad – Neeson has yet to start phoning it in and the movie has a crack at being politically relevant, but it’s so predictable and lazily executed that the one-sentence summary I wrote above is an adequate substitute for actually seeing the movie.

It gets an additional half a star for being filmed in Melbourne and Canberra, which provides an amusing diversion. 1.5 stars out of 5

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A raconteur by nature and motormouth by trade, the only thing Pete loves more than watching movies is a good debate about movies. He'll argue with anyone about anything, and enjoy it more than is socially acceptable.
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