Oscar, a young boy, defends his best friend, Loux, and kills her abusive father in the process, forcing him to run away from his rural hometown. His innocence slips away as he is introduced to love, crime and corruption. 15 years later, he has all but forgotten his past and become the leader of a band of lost children. When Loux moves to the same city in search of a better life, she finds a job with a curmudgeonly private investigator. Stumbling upon Oscar’s antiquated missing child report, Loux takes it upon herself to find the boy who saved her life.
I enjoyed this film. It was an independent low budget crime story of youth without consequence. Essentially teens that spent their life robbing and holding up people. It was a life that was an escape for Oscar from his abusive father only later to repeat as the movie jumps forward 15 years. Michael Pitt amazes me with his diverse roles and again creates another character that is far removed from himself. He looks damaged, he looks on edge yet has a strange moral compass and a deep down love for his family and those that he holds dear. Ron Pearlman provides a believable performance although perhaps something that we have seen a few times before…
The story didn’t overly have a strong plot or a deeper underlying message and certainly no real consequence for the crimes they were all commuting which may of added an interesting element to the movie but was interesting enough as it progressed to make you invested in the characters and enough action to keep you entertained.
Ending (NO SPOILERS HERE) was odd imo as I would like to have know what happened next, but as the director said its the kind of movie where you can go home and think about it and kinda make your own mind up.
Enjoyable ride none the less.
Director: John Swab
Writer: John Swab
Stars: Ron Perlman, Michael Pitt, William Forsythe
Release Date: 26 June 2020 (USA)
Also Known As: Run with the Hunted
Filming Locations: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 3.61 GiB
Duration : 1 h 32 min
Overall bit rate : 5 596 kb/s