Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a high priced assassin. He is skilled and meticulous. When he does his assignments they can never be traced back to him. They always look like accidents or natural causes. He lives in a secluded house back in the woods. He is what you would call a loner by nature. His mentor is Harry McKenna (Donald Sutherland), who has taught him everything he knows. One day Dean (Tony Goldwyn) orders Bishop to take out his mentor. Bishop is not at all happy to do this job. Dean shows him evidence of McKenna's skimming from the organization.
Bishop has methodically taken care of how he will kill his boss. He even goes as far as to off McKenna face to face, which McKenna appreciates at least for what it is. When Bishop attends McKenna's funeral he runs into Harry's son, Steve McKenna (Ben Foster). The two begin to talk and Steve wants to get those who killed his father. Which is kind of funny because he really doesn't show much remorse in his father's death. Bishop mulls it since before he has always worked alone. As he is now the elder and very experienced at what he does, he considers it and informs Dean of his decision. At first, this does not go over very well. You see Bishop had already sent the kid out on a job and it was very messy. Steve did not follow the directions given to him by Bishop. He did not simply put the serum into the drink. Steve had to take out his frustration and aggression on the hit. Dean was not a happy man but he gave in.
Bishop is given a quick job to do and this turns out very messy and very public. Something Bishop is not noted for.
Bishop learns from another assassin that he was being played for the McKenna job by Dean. Thus meaning he is to become the next job. Who can Bishop trust is the next question. Watch and find out how this mystery turns out.
Director Simon West has done a wonderful job creating this movie. It has action, drama, and intrigue that makes you think about what will happen next and to whom.