This latest instalment in the venerable franchise sees big Bruce in a foreign clime – dank, dangerous Moscow.
Albatross is so called because of the burdens each of its characters carries throughout the film.
Neeson cuts an unlikely figure as an action hero. Tall, ungainly and with big, clompy feet, he doesn’t run, he galumphs.
Set in East Berlin in 1984, this remarkable film deals with love, loyalty, venality, fear and difficult moral choices with style and a quiet confidence that impresses throughout.