Shot in 40 days, with a crew using at least six languages, Beckett sounds like a challenging production.
On the flip side, they have Alicia Vikander and John David Washington, who manage to create a believable romance in a very short amount of time.
There’s a decent pace to it all, but the story is flimsy. The titular character takes a huge beating – he likes jumping from things – which would fail were it not for Washington’s physicality.
It’s easy to see where characters are going, in a Chekhov’s gun sense of ‘well he’s a known name so won’t just sit there’.
Ultimately it’s not a bad thriller, and in some ways a throwback to the 70’s. The action isn’t slick, and there’s a rawness to it. But it won’t last long in the memory.