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Proud Mary (2018)

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Mary (Taraji P. Henson) is a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.

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Mary (Taraji P. Henson) is a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.

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Killing for the man every night and day. See more »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,959,053, 14 January 2018, Wide Release

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$11,701,440, 15 January 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,779,334, 15 January 2018
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Comin' from Where I'm From
Written by Anthony Hamilton (as Anthony Cornelius Hamilton) and Mark Batson (as Mark Christopher Batson)
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Courtesy of RCA Records
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Passable Action Movie
12 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

Proud Mary is a completely fine action movie, but it brings nothing new to the table. It is formulaic and follows the standard action movie blueprint and manages to do so without any major plotholes or eye-roll inducing action sequences. Mary (Taraji P. Henson) is a high ranking member of a crime family who tries to take care of a little boy she orphaned and ends up turning her life upside down.

The action sequences are well shot and entertaining, though the movie thinks the one-liners are better than they are. The characters are fairly bland and generic, though Henson manages to elevate Mary above the standard B movie action hero. Danny Glover is definitely looking his age and wasn't quite able to give his mob patriarch the edge he needed to ever be really intimidating. I was hoping for more references to the blaxploitation movies of the 70s beyond the title cards and some of the soundtrack, but there really wasn't. They also didn't really utilize the setting much, it is set in Boston, but there was nothing that would have really changed if it was any other city.


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