Backlight needed Liam Neeson like Liam Neeson’s need to save his family in all of his films. Which makes Backlight a very Liam Neeson movie. Released on February 11, 2022, directed by Mark Williams who seems to be obsessed with Liam Neeson; starring him in both his movies, Backlight, 2022 and Honest thief, 2020- Woah! That was a LOT of Liam Neeson!
Honestly, there is nothing new to the backlight from its genre of action- thriller and it doesn’t stray much except from a new set of family and job for Liam. The plot follows many of his movies’ plotline of a man forced into a situation that makes him rediscover his fighting skills and then his family is in danger and need to be saved- yeah that’s pretty much it and sums up most of Liam’s movies.
The story follows an undercover cop that does the work of what ‘legally’ cannot be done- kill people! These are undercover agents whose identity has been compromised and Block is sent to take care of them. And as soon as Block decides this work isn’t for him anymore, he is forced into a master scheme of conspiracies that involves people he trusts and people he can’t touch and could shatter all that he ever believed in.
And oh- since it’s a Liam Neeson film, he is trying to reconnect with his daughter and granddaughter who are put in danger because of his involvement in this conspiracy of the power that could put the common people in danger.
Where to stream online?
So far there has been no official announcement of Backlight releasing on any streaming platforms. It is only available in theatres since its release on February 11, 2022, across the United States. No release date has been announced for the UK.
It is not available on any streaming sites like Netflix, Prime, Hulu, or HBO while there are some speculations of its availability on VOD platforms for purchase in the future like Google Play, Microsoft Store, iTunes, YouTube, and Vudu.
We will keep you updated if any news comes out of the release on any streaming platforms or VOD platforms.
Watch the trailer
You can check out the trailer on Youtube while you wait for it to get a kick out of it,
Liam Neeson as Travis Block, Ammy Raver-Lampman, Aidan Quinn as Gabriel Robinson, Claire Ven der Boom as Amanda Block, Yael Stone as Helen Davidson, Taylor John Smith as Dusty Crane, Tim Draxl as Drew Hawthorne, Melanie Jarson as Sofia Flores, Andrew Shaw as Jordan Lockhart.