Accident Man (2018): A Stylishly Violent Romp
“Accident Man” is a 2018 action thriller film that marries sharp wit with high-octane violence. Based on the British comic book character by Pat Mills and Tony Skinner, this film is directed by Jesse V. Johnson and stars Scott Adkins in the titular role.
Genre: Action Thriller
Predominantly, “Accident Man” is an action-packed thriller film. The movie’s defining characteristic is its kinetic action sequences coupled with a fast-paced plotline. Additionally, the film incorporates elements of black comedy, as it frequently uses humor to undercut the violence and tension of its action scenes.
The story follows Mike Fallon (Scott Adkins), a high-class hitman known for making his assassinations look like unfortunate accidents, hence his nickname “Accident Man”. Fallon’s life takes a dark turn when his ex-girlfriend is murdered, leading him on a revenge quest. He breaks away from his team of killers and takes on the gritty London underworld to find the perpetrator and exact revenge.
Cast and Performances
Scott Adkins leads the film with an arresting performance, bringing a charisma and physicality to the role of Mike Fallon that perfectly encapsulates the character’s lethal yet facetious personality. The film also features a diverse ensemble cast, including Ashley Greene, Michael Jai White, and Ray Stevenson, all of whom deliver solid performances.
“Accident Man” is an entertaining blend of action and dark humor that keeps the audience engaged from start to finish. Its action sequences are well choreographed, and the plot, though simple, is held together by the strong performances and the unique charisma of its lead character. For those who enjoy their action with a side of black comedy, “Accident Man” will not disappoint.
Duration: 105 min.