**/**** Image A Sound A- Extras C+
starring Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Izabela Vidovic
screenplay by Sylvester Stallone, based on the novel by Chuck Logan
directed by Gary Fleder
by Bill Chambers After a drug bust goes farcically awry, undercover DEA agent--and ex-soldier, natch--Phil Broker (Jason Statham) retreats to rural Louisiana with his little girl, Maddy (Izabela Vidovic), hoping to give her a peaceful life raising horses while he makes ends meet as a carpenter. But like father, like daughter: When the school bully pushes Maddy too far on the playground one day, she fights back with a few Bourne-worthy movies, setting off a chain reaction that leads the boy's humiliated, meth-head mother (Kate Bosworth) to sic her swamp kingpin brother Gator (James Franco) on Broker, who proves so invincible against all comers that it piques Gator's curiosity. Some (too) light snooping on his part uncovers Broker's former identity, and he enlists his girlfriend (Winona Ryder--the film has an eclectic cast, to say the least) to rat Broker out to the biker gang that's looking for him. All because of an altercation on a schoolyard.