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Son of a Gun (2015)

Son of a Gun

Overview


Genre

Thriller, Drama

Release Date

January 16, 2015 (Limited)

Duration

109 min.

Studio

A24

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Julius Avery

Producer

Timothy White, Janelle Landers

Screenwriter

Julius Avery

Starring

Story


In the criminal world, life is like a game of chess. To gain control, you have to stay a few moves ahead of your opponent. Lose that control, and you risk becoming a pawn in their very dangerous game. During a six-month stint inside a West Australian prison, rookie criminal JR (Brenton Thwaites) meets the smart and enigmatic Brendan Lynch (Ewan McGregor). In exchange for protection on the inside, JR agrees to help Brendan get outside, hooking up with the influential Sam Lennox (Jacek Koman) to orchestrate a daring prison escape that frees Brendan, and inmates Sterlo (Matt Nable) and Merv (Eddie Baroo).

JR is rewarded for his efforts, and with a taste of the high life and flirtations with Sam's beautiful girl Tasha (Alicia Vikander), he gets sucked deeper into Brendan's criminal world. But whose game is he playing? Becoming a father-like mentor to JR, Brendan convinces him to join on another high stakes job - robbing a Kalgoolie gold mine. But with millions of dollars at stake, it’s hard to tell whom JR can trust, and whose side each player is actually on. And with his feelings for Tasha increasing, and his faith in Brendan decreasing, JR must figure out his next move... before its check, mate.

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Poster of A24's Son of a Gun (2015)
Poster of A24's Son of a Gun (2015)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..excellent, complex and interesting action film..”
by MARK PIGOTT [Sydney Arts Guide]
“..a film that otherwise proves Avery's admiration for Mann's craftsmanship has really paid off..”
by Sandra Hall [Sydney Morning Herald]
“..Son of a Gun is entertaining and the two leads are very engaging..”
by Bobby Townsend [Something You Said]