Son of a Gun

2014

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

213
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 63%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 70%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 22769

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Ewan McGregor as Brendan Lynch
Damon Herriman as Wilson
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1hr 48 min
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1hr 48 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by 851222 7 / 10

Nothing new or original, but not bad flick at all

Greetings from Lithuania.

"Son of a Gun" (2014) is kinda average crime thriller. It shows nothing original, nothing new or anything special, yet i watched the whole movie and wasn't disappointed or bored. The performances are OK, nothing special or worth mentioning. The plot is not bad - "Son of a Gun" starts like a prison drama, but then it goes beyond that, but not in a highly new territory.

"Son of a Gun" is a nice movie for seeing it once, after, you will forget it kinda quickly. Worth mentioning nice soundtrack at the end of the movie, will going to definitely check it out who was the singer.

Overall, "Son of a Gun" is not a bad crime / action / thriller for one viewing. It doesn't show nothing original in craftsmanship of the movie, nor the plot is very original, yet if you like the genre, you can check this one out for yourself - it will do it's job for one boring evening.

Reviewed by anneehuang 10 / 10

As real as it gets

No exaggeration. This is legit a movie that gets it. If you're Aussie, this is bang on. Even the minor details show how real the scenes are. Haven't seen a movie as real as this, all the violence, prison, drug related parts are no bs. If you're looking for an epic action fuelled, overly stimulating crazy plot twisting movie, You should stick to mainstream Hollywood movies. And yes, the 150 f words make it much more realistic, if you can't accept that - grow up.

Reviewed by Rendanlovell 4 / 10

McGregor soars above an otherwise disappointing film.

'Son of a Gun' stars Brenton Thwaites, Ewan McGregor, and Alicia Vikander. The film opens with Thwaites going through some basic checks just before entering his new home, prison. If there is a reason for him to be in there it doesn't say, or I just don't remember. But soon after he makes his jail cell his new residence he notices that one of Australia's most notorious criminals shares this prison with him. A few unsavory things happen and Thwaites finds himself clinging to McGregor hopping that he can be the father he never had. Together they bust out of jail just before attempting a multi million dollar heist. Things go south and our unlikely heroes go on the run. It's not exactly an original tale but thankfully the film doesn't rely on it to much. Majorly, it weighs on McGregor to help it march forward. Not having taken on a role like this before he dives whole heartedly in it. He is scary, abusive, but charming. Somehow he gives this scummy character just enough quality for us to hate and love him.

He is not alone here though. Vikander and Thwaites also do a fairly good job. Now, this is the kind of performance I have come to expect from Vikander at this point. But never before have I see Thwaites actually get into his character as much as he does in 'Son of a Gun'. He may not get to display much range but he is able to show a lot of emotion through a simple look.

At first he struggles at doing what McGregor wants and it shows. He trembles as weapons are shoved into his hands and cowers next to fallen comrades. But slowly he dips into this ultra violent world that his new found father figure loves so much. This is one thing that occurs quite a bit here.

Violent, brutal, action scenes. The surprising part of these intricate sequences is that they are handled with relative grace by first time writer/director Julius Avery. He infuses them with style and grit that you don't see from rookie directors. However, his script is not so fine tuned.

Not only is it predictable and uninspired but it also lacks soul. The actors performances are likable but the characters they play are not. Having to follow these under developed, unlikable people for nearly two hours can be a bit of a strain. They yell, get in fights over insignificant things, and abuse nearly everyone around them.

As the story goes on it becomes even more difficult to sit through. It starts off at a good pace but as the story thickens it doesn't really know what to do with itself. It twists and turns all the way to the end but never do these twists make sense. It creates them from thin air and attempts to explain them with convoluted facts that only add to the abounding confusion. 'Son of a Gun' may be gritty, stylish, and boasting good performances but it doesn't offer much else. Its story is paper thin, predictable, and convoluted to no end. And flat unlikable characters don't help the films cause.

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