With the help of sexy Angelina Jolie and sinister Morgan Freeman, both of whom seem to be up to no good at all, nice James McAvoy transforms himself from a slacker office worker into a tough-as-nails enforcer of justice in this wild, edge-of-seat comic-book adaptation. It seems that McAvoy’s deceased dad worked for The Fraternity, a centuries-old society of trained assassins, and now they want McAvoy on the payroll. With all the beatings, killings and shootings, it’s not exactly a refined movie, but it’s an ultra-slick, non-stop barrage of thrills, spills and breathtakingly incredible effects, with characters making gravity-defying leaps between skyscrapers, guided bullets seeking their targets round corners and speeding cars being flipped over the top of any and every obstacle. It’s utterly preposterous and incredibly enjoyable – and McAvoy makes the most of a wonderful role for him.