Cert 15 Stars 3

The ever more meaty Gerard Butler heaves himself through his paces in the third of his action thriller franchise, and if it doesn’t hit the glossy heights of the first one, it’s definitely an improvement on the lacklustre second.

As loyal agent Mike Banning, he’s on the run after being framed for the murder eighteen fellow secret service men in an attack which left Morgan Freeman’s US President in a coma.

There’s plenty of grit to the explosive action, strong support from Jada Pinkett Smith, and Nick Nolte provides the humour as Banning’s barking survivalist dad.