A former Special Forces operative thrust into the criminal underworld to keep his only son from being taken from him.
3 / 10
Um where is all the action?!?!
I really tried with this movie. But the slow boring pace it just isn’t it. I mean come on we are 36 minutes into the movie and we have one action scene??!! And the script is nothing to write home about in this movie. It had me screaming in my head CAN WE AT THIS TRY HERE
6 / 10
It flopped in the last 15 minutes.
It started off as a decent Aussie crime-drama film, but the last 15 minutes ruined it, and I attribute that to lazy writing. Actor and co-star Matt Nable makes his directorial debut with this film, as well as being his fourth writing credit. His rookie mistakes were evident and somewhat forgivable in his directing; the monotonic theme, the lack of any real urgency in most scenes, and the overall look and feel to this film. His writing was generic and predictable with boiler-plate set-ups and follow throughs to the narrative. At least it was all cohesive and had continuity, that’s until the last 15 minutes, when Nable’s character goes off the rails and attacks his fellow soldier for no reason explained whatsoever. It was just ridiculous lazy and convoluted writing, and made what decent narrative had occurred prior to that point feel insignificant. Nevertheless, the cinematography was excellent, as the score was decent, and the casting and performances on point, especially Nable and Worthington, and the beautiful Phoebe Tonkin was certainly easy to watch. But they weren’t enough to boost the lack of energy, action and suspense this film needed. The pacing was too slow and there were many scenes that could’ve and should’ve been trimmed down or cut out. There just wasn’t enough narrative to comfortable fill in the 106 min runtime. Had the last 15 mins been better written, I’d say it’s a decent one-time watch, but the way it went off the rails, I feel like I wasted my time watching this.