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Model: IFSHV340DE

SKU: 498673 Product ID: 867017

Format ‐ DVD

Genre ‐ Thriller

Rating ‐ MA15+

Consumer Advice ‐ Strong themes

Release Date ‐ 11/10/17

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Description

    Law student and all round good guy, Harper, suspects that his scheming step-father, Vincent, is responsible for the car crash that sent his mother into a coma. Drowning his sorrows one evening in a seedy L.A whiskey bar, Harper is interrupted by a tough looking redneck called Johnny Ray who offers to “take care” of his step-dad for the cool sum of US$20,000. Angry, intent on revenge and fuelled by alcohol, Harper agrees to the deal and spends the rest of his evening downing shots with Johnny Ray.

    The next morning, Harper wakes to the mother of all hangovers with hazy memory of the previous night’s events. Answering a knock at the front door, he is surprised to find Johnny Ray and his beautiful but distant girlfriend, Cherry, ready and waiting to drive to Vegas to kill Vincent. Harper’s claims that he was drunk and didn’t know what he was doing mean nothing to Johnny Ray who is more threatening than ever in the cold light of day. Harper quickly realises that there is no easy way out; if he wants to survive this, he has no choice but to go along with the plan.

    What follows is a tense and deftly constructed noir thriller in which Harper’s story takes an unexpected detour, presenting the audience with two alternate versions of events with two very different outcomes. Did Harper really want to kill his step father and which road did he actually take?

Details

    Director - Christopher Smith

    Actors - Tye Sheridan, Emory Cohen, Bel Powley

    Film Genre - Thriller

    Label - Icon Film Distribution Pty Ltd

    Audio - English (Dolby Digital 5.1)

    Running Time - 97

    Region Coding - 4

    TV Standard - PAL

    Rating - MA15+

    Consumer Advice - Strong themes

    Year of Release - 2016

    Primary Format - Movies/TV - DVD

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Road games British writer-director Christopher Smith, who helmed the twisting thriller Triangle, deploys another narrative gimmick here, using split-screens to create a Sliding Doors-like alternate scenario. It’s not entirely successful, but the noirish tone and ample twists and turns make for an entertaining ode to Tarantino, Hitchcock, and ’90s thrillers like Love and a .45.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A well crafted crime thriller The movie is engaging and cleverly constructed. Tye Sheridan plays they maligned uni student so I was curious to his fate. But having seen the movie, I am in no hurry to watch it again.
Date published: 2018-12-14
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