Racing dangerously along the same well-worn paths of the BMW online series The Hire with Clive Owen as the mysterious no-name Driver and Jason Statham’s The Transporter franchise, Academy Award nominee and seeming man-about-the-movies Ethan Hawke (recently seen in The Purge and Before Midnight — how’s that for contrast?) straps himself behind the wheel of this action-oriented vehicle about a recently released convict who mistakenly gets mixed up with a delivery job that goes wrong and must see things through or risk losing his wife.
Courtney Solomon, the director of Dungeons & Dragons and An American Haunting, takes the helm and points us along a path that’s likely not straight or narrow. Opens wide Aug. 30. (PG-13) Not screened in time for review