A Jason Statham Thriller Is Suddenly Gaining A Cult Following Streaming

Jason Statham's Wrath of Man is in the top 10 most-watched movies on Paramount+.

By Sean Thiessen | Updated

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Jason Statham is killing it on Paramount+. According to FlixPatrol, Wrath of Man, Statham’s fourth collaboration with director Guy Ritchie, hit the number seven spot on the streamer, marking a resurgence for the 2021 film. Wrath of Man opened to mid-range reviews and more than $100 million at the box office, but its new life on streaming is turning the Fast X star’s film into a cult hit.

Wrath of Man follows Jason Statham as H, a new recruit for an armored car security outfit. When H’s truck is stopped for a heist, he baffles his colleagues with ruthless, expert marksmanship that eliminates the entire team of thieves. What follows is a complex unraveling of mystery and payback as Statham presses forward on a vengeful mission.

Director Guy Ritchie has been pumping movies out steadily for years. Best known for films like 2000’s Snatch and 2009’s Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, Ritchie is also responsible for recent hits like the Matthew McConaughey-led The Gentlemen and Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin. The director’s next film reunites him with Jason Statham once again.

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Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre releases in theaters this Friday. The action/comedy film stars Jason Statham as a special agent who enlists a movie star for an undercover mission to thwart a high-stakes arms deal. Operation Fortune teams Jason Statham with co-stars Aubrey Plaza, Cary Elwes, and Hugh Grant.

And that’s just the beginning for Jason Statham in 2023. The action icon is also set to reprise several roles in a slew of sequels. Statham will return as Deckard Shaw in the climactic Fast X before descending to the depths of the ocean in The Meg 2: The Trench. The actor will top the year off with the action extravaganza The Expendables 4.

Jason Statham is also hard at work on David Ayer’s The Beekeeper, Paul Feig’s Spy 2, and the crime drama series Viva La Madness. Statham has amassed an impressive list of credits since his 1998 debut in Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. He has headed original action hits like Crank and The Mechanic, blasted through franchises like The Transporter and the Fast Saga, and has even dabbled in comedy alongside Melissa McCarthy in 2015’s Spy.

Before Jason Statham was a movie star, he was a professional diver on the British National Diving Team. He also worked as a fashion model before eventually finding his way to the movies, where he established himself as one of the most prolific and respected action stars in the industry. His charisma, believability, and action prowess have turned many mediocre action titles into hits.

On top of that list is Wrath of Man. Fans and critics praised the movie for its action sequences, and while some have criticized the film’s story, many fans say Jason Statham more than makes up for it. Two years after its release, which was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Wrath of Man has a second lease on life, keeping Jason Statham as relevant as ever.