Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
If you’re looking for some fun, tense, innovative action later this week, you should check out Everly. Joe Lynch‘s latest film stars Salma Hayek as a woman stuck in an apartment when her ex-boyfriend/gangster finds out she’s turned on him. In an instant, her world gets violent as any and everyone imaginable visits to try and kill her. But Everly isn’t going to back off without a fight and the result is non-stop insanity.
Everly comes to on demand on January 23, well before it hits theaters on February 27. Below, you can watch the brand new, official Everly trailer.
Thanks to Apple.com for the Everly trailer. Head there to see it in HD.
I reviewed Everly back in 2014 and you can read the full thing here. But here’s an excerpt:
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Everly begins with a gripping, action-packed opening that sets the tone for the entire first act. The scene gives us just enough information about the characters, situation, and goals to drive the story forward and make a non-stop barrage of gun fights and madness plausible. Once act two comes around, the pace of that first half hour slows down as Lynch and company give Everly a lot more humanity than you’d expect. It’s welcome, and ultimately rewarding because of where the film is going, but it feels a little forced into this otherwise taut thriller. In particular, a scene between Everly and her mother gets overly melodramatic.
Thankfully, Lynch recovers by upping the ante on sheer craziness. Where Everly first just had to deal with lots and lots of well-armed goons, other people and things soon become distractions and the absurdity level rises right below the height where it would get eye-rolly. The frequent Christmas music helps in that too.
Hayek goes through hell in Everly, and the film is better for it. You really get the sense of wear and tear she’s enduring over the course of this holiday evening. Still, the script and the actress do their best to keep things light. She’s getting her ass kicked and kicking ass but there’s always some realism and humor thanks to Hayek’s performance.
Everly takes a simple premise and does a really good job with it. Some things are rough around the edges, but it’s still worth your time.