v. t.1.To punish with a rope's end.
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Neeson's late-career evolution into one of modern cinema's most reliable action stars has been something of an odd turn--possessed as he is of such an inherent likability and an ineluctable kindness in his eyes--and it's a pleasure to see him allowed to play a quieter character here than the rope's-end brawlers he's limned of late.
Current pic conveys the rope's-end ingenuity that went into making a key rifle in black cinema.
When a final line is crossed, two remaining figures are face-to-face with guns -- ready to blow each other away, for no reason save the sheer rope's-end madness that so much loss has driven them to.