Before Hollywood forgave Mel Gibson of his manifold sins, he did some B-movies, one of which was last year's Blood Father, and I suspect that some of you overlooked it. I caught it on cable not long ago, and it turns out that it's a lot of fun.
The scruffy Gibson is an alcoholic ex-con and admitted scumbag. He hasn't had much contact with his young adult druggie daughter, but she's been missing for a while, and he's trying to find her. When she calls him, she's in big trouble, being sought by a drug gang and likely to be killed. Naturally Gibson is going to be there for her.
The action starts early in the movie and hardly lets up for the entire time (I should mention that the movie's a tidy ninety minutes long, which is just about right for this kind of thing). Lots of shooting, lots of chasing, and even a few laughs, with some calm moments interspersed so you can catch your breath. Great cast, including William H. Macy and Michael Parks.
Gibson has a couple of speeches at AA meetings in which he appears to be directly apologizing for some of his past actions. He's making the speeches in character, obviously, so you can decide for yourself about them.
I know some people won't watch this movie just because Gibson's in it, but I found it fast and fun. Just what I needed at the time I saw it.