Release Date: October 6, 2017
Imagine Shawshank Redemption, Hostel, and Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky rolled into one. Not as good as any of those, but it gives you the idea.
I wasn’t interested in the movie for a long time. The poster looked especially cheesy, and the trailer looked okay at best. This is one of the few movies where the ratings and critics reviews made me give something I previously had written off a chance. This role is a long way from Swingers for Vince Vaughn and he pulled it off. I was surprised at how well he played the dramatic scenes. The character showed very little emotion throughout the film as that was how he was supposed to be played and I think at times it is harder to convey what the character is feeling when only giving very little emotional swings and Vaughn played it perfectly.
This isn’t a heartwarming story, though it is about family. It isn’t a story of redemption but it does have some redeeming qualities. It isn’t a story about vengeance and violence, well, actually it is. Overall a great film and one I am happy I gave a chance.
Rewatchability: medium (though probably only the best parts)