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Film Review: Proud Mary Boasts a Pair of Commanding Performances, But Too Little Else

One year ago   |   By Consequence of Sound

There's exactly one scene in Proud Mary that delivers the sort of violent, kicky thrills that audiences will spend most of the film waiting to see. Left to fight for her life in a warehouse of mob heavies, Mary blasts her way through one faceless goon after the next to the tune of Tina Turner's cover of the Credence Clearwater Revival track from which Babak Najafi ‘s film takes its name. In this one moment, Henson lightly justifies the entire film's existence, her relentless tenacity as a performer used in perfect harmony with the gruesome litany of headshots onscreen. It's a scene so...
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