The Beekeeper (2024) Movie Review – A brutal and satisfying action movie

Statham delivers in this fast-paced action thriller

Jason Statham is known for producing high-octane action movies with plenty of thrills, albeit devoid of a coherent storyline. However, his new action romp, The Beekeeper, goes down the John Wick route of having a straightforward revenge story that involves one incident that personally affects the protagonist and snowballs into all-out mayhem. It really shouldn’t be good, but it is. 

As soon as Statham turns up as the reclusive beekeeper, Adam Clay, you know he’s hiding a dark secret of a previous career possessing a particular set of skills. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be a Jason Statham movie. This isn’t a heartwarming tale of a man who loves bees and wants to produce the best honey the world has ever seen. No, this is a tale of a man who must come out of retirement to avenge the death of ‘the one person who ever cared for me.’ The cliches are easy to ignore as it’s so much fun from start to finish, with over-the-top villains and nonstop action. 

So, the story goes like this: Eloise Parker is a woman who has worked hard all her life until she falls victim to a bunch of scammers who steal all her money, and she ends up taking her own life. Eloise is of course ‘the one person who ever cared’ for Adam Clay, and he’s mad as hell and not going to take it anymore, going on a rampage to find the people responsible for pushing her to suicide. 

The supporting cast is full of familiar faces including Jeremy Irons as ex-CIA man, Wallace Westwyld, who is forced to clean up the mess of spoilt rich kid Derek Danforth, played by Josh Hutcherson in a colourful villainous role. Minnie Driver and Jemma Redgrave also pop up in small but pivotal roles. It’s not going to win any awards, but The BeeKeeper does provide entertaining escapism for the entirety of the run time. 


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  • Verdict - 8/10

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