Parker features Statham in the leading role, so it’s all about action sequences of a haphazard, oddly edited fashion, right? Think again. Hackford films the action sequences in a frenetic yet calculated way, getting in as much action as possible while avoiding the clumsy whizbang of other modern action films. He also spaces out the fighting so it doesn't overwhelm the story. Instead of relying on Statham’s action leanings to carry the movie forward, Parker carries out its primary premise of betrayal and intrigue while occasionally touching on issues of class.