★★★ OUT NOW / CERT 15 / 122 MINS
DIRECTOR Donovan Marsh cast Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Linda Cardellini, Common, Toby Stephens
WHAT’S LONG, HARD, and full of seamen? Gerry Butler’s new film, in which the Scottish tough nut takes a break from rescuing the American President in the [INSERT WORD] Has Fallen movies to rescue the Russian President instead. Coming on like an unofficial Tom Clancy adaptation, Donovan Marsh’s thriller flits between the action up top, where a seriously rugged Toby Stephens impresses as a Special Forces badass, a command bunker where special guest star Gary Oldman shouts at people, and the Hunter Killer sub, where Butler gives good stoicism. no cliché is left unturned, but this is surprisingly solid stuff.