Release Date: May 13, 2016
After witnessing a murder, a small punk band must try to escape a group of Nazi skinheads. This movie had punk rock, including one of my all-time favorites by Dead Kennedys, Nazis getting killed, gore (though not too much), and some intense scenes that keep you on the edge of your seats. What more can you ask for. The first 15 minutes were a bit slow. I love punk rock so it kept my attention, but I can see it starting to lose people who don’t like rock music. After that it ramps up and keeps tension for nearly the rest of the movie.
Most of the acting was very well done with no one standing out as doing a poor job, though I will say that Patrick Stewart wasn’t up to his normal lofty standards. The direction was great in that I didn’t notice anything about it. I love Hitchcock, Tarantino, and the like, but most directors try too damn hard to prove they are as good as the greats and mess up the movie. Here Jeremy Saulnier did exactly what he needed to do to tell the story. I will be checking some of his other stuff out.