Film Review: Son of a gun

Quentin Tarantino's films, always seem to have a few scenes, where everything is tense and every moment hinges on whatever is said or done. Very much, edge of your seat viewing.

For this film, Julius Avery's writing and directing feature debut, that same level of intensity and sharpness is maintained for the full hour and forty eight minutes.

For those viewing who's hometown is the city of Perth, (where the film is set and filmed) it is even more of a strong film that draws you in and makes it so hard to come down from.

JR, portrayed by Brenton Thwaites, is in jail for a minor offence. Mr Thwaites is a fine actor, I would go as so far to say, a Heath Ledger in waiting.

While inside, he meets Ewan McGregor's and Matt Nable's characters, Brendan Lynch and Sterlo respectively. Both are great actors and in this they prove their depth and skill.

Its Brendan who is the more charismatic out of the two, but as the film unfolds, the other parts of his deeply layered character come to light. And JR seems to be more and more taken in and taken care of, but not in an enviable or frankly healthy way.

Nash Edgerton, Damon Herriman, Alicia Vikander, Jacek Koman, Tom Budge and Eddie Baroo make up the supporting cast, and all give their characters' their considerable all.

Its not an easy film to watch, but the ending is worth the watch and its something that stays with you long afterwards.


  1. This quote comes from another film, just as frantically paced as the one reviewed above.

    Tobin Frost: You're a good boy, Matthew. You know what you are? [gasping] I know what you're not... You're better than me.


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