Spoiler-Free Review of “Blacklight” in Theaters: Liam Neeson Gives it his All

**This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!**

“You’re gonna need more men…”

Blacklight released in theaters on February 11th 2022. The action film stars Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Emmy Raver-Lampman and Taylor John Smith. It runs for approximately an hour and forty-five minutes.

An off-the-books government agent uncovers a deadly conspiracy within his own ranks as he teams up with a reporter to make things right. 

Here is the trailer:

Blacklight allows fans a chance to indulge in yet another Liam Neeson entry, which is always an entertaining ride, but does this film do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Decent performances.

Liam Neeson basically plays his typical character, but I thought he did a good job with the obsessive-compulsive aspects as well. I’m not sure that the film really panned this out enough, but it’s nice to see him doing something a little bit different while still being the ass-kicking Liam Neeson we love to watch.

I also thought that Emmy Raver-Lampman presented us with a good performance as well and I liked the dynamic between these two.

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Entertaining fight scenes.

If you’re going to see a Liam Neeson movie, then you’re there for the fight scenes. There are plenty of decent ones sprinkled into this film and there was one in particular that really had me on the edge of my seat.

The Cons:

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Painful dialogue…

Like, really painful. We had plenty of capable actors in this one, but the dialogue made me cringe. It just seemed like they were really phoning it in for this one, banking on the talent of Neeson to carry the film, but I thought this was a huge miss.

Lazy plot.

There’s nothing really wrong with the plot. It just felt really lazy at times and predictable. I think that this film had the potential to branch off into several interesting plot-lines and then it fizzled out along the way, which was really disappointing.

So am I in or out?

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I’m 50/50 on this one…

I’m in for Liam Neeson, but he deserved a lot better. Sure, there are plenty of intense moments to remind you why you started watching this in the first place, but a lot of things miss the mark, which was really frustrating.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Blacklight in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl


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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

I live in Long Island, NY. I am obsessed with TV, movies, reading and writing! My top TV shows are Lost, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Prison Break, Charmed, Veronica Mars, and Beverly Hills 90210. My dog, Honey, loves TV too!

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