Proud Mary


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Taraji P. Henson can be proud of her performance, but this is otherwise a shoddy movie.

Proud Mary opens with Henson’s titular Boston hitwoman taking out a target in his apartment, only discovering after the fact that he has a preteen son. A year later, she violently rescues little Danny (Jahi Di’Allo Winston) from his life with the Russian mob, which threatens to exacerbate a turf war with Mary’s own gang.

Her bonding with Danny strengthens her resolve to leave Benny (Danny Glover), the crime boss who raised and trained her, and his son Tom (Billy Brown). Over their dead bodies, of course, but the gang-war intrigue is strictly formula.

Predictable plot, but the portrayal is good.

By Michael Gingold
Time Out Doha,

Proud Mary

  • Duration: 89
  • Released: Thu, 01 Feb
  • Language: English
  • Director: Babak Najafi
  • Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Billy Brown, Jahi Di'Allo Winston

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