Starring: Bob Odenkirk, Connie Nielsen, RZA, Aleksey Serebryakov and Christopher Lloyd

Director: Ilya Naishuller

Release date: 9th June 2021

 

Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk) is an ordinary guy and every day is the same; he wakes, he works, he sleeps. His family life is strained and his relationship with his wife is almost non-existent. One night he wakes to hear a noise downstairs and goes to investigate. Armed with a golf club he sees two people dressed in black entering his home. Things kick off and his son is nearly very seriously harmed by one of the robbers during a scuffle. The other robber points a gun at the boy and Hutch is poised to strike the shooter but doesn’t and the robbers both escape. His family is disappointed in him and Hutch feels like he’s failed them.. He goes to visit his elderly father (Christopher Lloyd) in a rest home and on returning home, his daughter tells him that her favourite bracelet is missing and she is devastated. This flips a mental switch in Hutch’s mind and he storms out of the house.

Not all is as it seems and things soon take a violent and dark turn…

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This is one of those movies that you should know as little about as possible before you watch it. What you think is a straight forward tale of a man whose life is mundane and empty soon becomes something totally different.

Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, Nebraska) comes across as one of those unassuming guys who you wouldn’t really expect to make a movie like this, but he has and is totally made for the role of this husband/ father whose life is turned upside down after a home invasion. The movie actually starts in an interrogation room and he looks like he has had seven shades beaten out of him. He’s also holding a small kitten..

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I have to say that this is one of my favourite movies so far this year. It has everything you want in a movie and ultimately tells us to never judge a book by its cover. What you assume to be one thing, can be the total opposite. Plus there’s Christopher Lloyd as you might not have seen him before, a pretty spectacular soundtrack and a semi-camp Russian baddie.

A fantastic movie that I would encourage everyone to go and see on the big screen, though it’s possibly not for the squeamish or fans of non-violence.

Overall: 9/10