- 1 hr 44 min
Asher is a thrilling crime drama film that hit theaters in 2018. It stars the legendary Ron Perlman as Asher, alongside renowned actresses Famke Janssen and Jacqueline Bisset. The film takes place in the heart of Brooklyn and follows Asher, a former Mossad agent who now works as an assassin for hire. Asher is a meticulous and professional killer who always gets the job done. However, as he begins to get older, he starts to question his life choices and contemplate what his future holds. Asher is haunted by his past and regretful of the relationships he's never had. Despite this internal struggle, he continues to take on jobs and kill those who've wronged his employers. Throughout the film, Asher is tasked with assassinating an innocent woman named Sophie, played by familiar freckled actress, Nadine Velazquez. However, when Asher meets Sophie, he is struck by her beauty and kind spirit, and he's reminded of the life he never had. Asher ultimately decides to protect Sophie rather than take her out. The film's antagonist is a wealthy, but corrupt businessman named Avi, played by Richard Dreyfuss. Avi is the one who hired Asher to take out Sophie, but when he learns Asher has gone rogue, he sends his personal hit team after him. The hit team is led by an enigmatic and brutal woman named Kyra, played by rising star Blake Perlman. Famke Janssen plays Asher's love interest and former flame, Dora. Dora and Asher were once close, but their relationship was torn apart when he was recruited by Mossad. Asher is now an old man who is tired of killing and has nothing left but his memories of their past. Despite their past and Asher's current line of work, Dora is still in love with him and yearns to rekindle their relationship. Jacqueline Bisset plays Asher's neighbor, a wise and caring woman named June. June acts as a motherly figure to Asher, and the two develop a bond throughout the film. June knows all about Asher's past and works to help him make amends for the life he lived as a hitman. The film is directed by Michael Caton-Jones and written by Jay Zaretsky. It is a beautifully executed film that is both thrilling and poignant. The film's interpretation of Brooklyn is gritty and raw, and the score works wonderfully to capture the film's tone. Asher is a powerful and introspective film that explores themes of guilt, regret, and redemption. Ron Perlman delivers a fantastic and heart-wrenching performance as Asher. The film's incredible cast also contributes to its success. Famke Janssen, Jacqueline Bisset, Richard Dreyfuss, Nadine Velazquez, and Blake Perlman all gave top-notch performances and contributed to making the film the success that it is. Overall, Asher is a definite must-see for anyone who loves crime dramas, excellent acting performances, and thrilling plots. It's a movie that will have you questioning your own moral compass while simultaneously rooting for the protagonist.