The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot

2018

Adventure / Drama / Sci-Fi / War

29
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 77%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 94%
IMDb Rating 5.6 10 3523

Synopsis


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Cast

Sam Elliott as Calvin Barr
Aidan Turner as Calvin Barr
Ron Livingston as Flag Pin
Ellar Coltrane as The Clerk
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by IndyTed 10 / 10

You're watching the wrong film

As a 63-year-old man, I saw a very different film. This is a man at the end of his life, full of regrets, trying desperately to rewrite his life's story. One of the few"real" moments in this film is the opening scene in the bar. A lonely old man having a drink by himself. The bartender suggests a change. He responds he'll quit drinking--but they both know that won't happen. As a young man he was shy and ineffectual. He couldn't even propose to his girlfriend, letting more dominant personalities overwhelm him at critical moments. So he fantasizes about going off to war and being an unsung hero. But since it's a fantasy, it's ineffectual as well--killing Hitler for no good purpose (maybe a substitute for the actual death that surrounded him as a WWII infantryman?). His girlfriend moved away. All he had was a ring he kept in a box. And an imaginary pebble he his shoe that reminded him of... Fast forward to his bleak elderly life of TV dinners and solitary existence. Another fantasy develops, about Bigfoot, triggered by what he's seen on TV while dozing off. His younger brother plays along while giving him a haircut, listening to him speak ominously about a man he killed in the war. Then later his younger brother responds gently to the notion of his going on a secret mission--remember the late night park scene about "truth"? The truth spoken of is the truth of love in the face of harsh realities. And later, if he was dead and buried, why didn't people say anything when he shows up for the children's play? Perhaps he did go to war. Perhaps he was traumatized and the uniform in the closet was real. Be that as it may, here's what happens as you grow older: You start writing the story of your life. As time goes on you rewrite it so that whatever happens, it all makes sense and has a purpose. You justify your actions, and you become the unsung hero (or victim). Some tells: During the carjacking the thug burns the cherished picture of his girlfriend and he does nothing--passive as usual. But he responds when they try to take his car? Are the sirens responding to his injuries, not the thugs'? The biggest tell of all: the movie's title and plot line. It's screaming "Hello viewers, this is a total, impossibly absurd fantasy. An Allegory." So obvious, but then there are people still trying to figure out what happened in the final scene of The Sopranos (yes, they were all shot). Now...all that said...this was a beautifully conceived and crafted film--if you know which film you're watching. Sam's best work.So in the end he finds the pebble--the universal symbol of a nagging annoyance. And with his box of memories he starts accepting life on life's terms. And it ain't so bad. He's got a dog and a brother who loves him. And that's enough.

Reviewed by terrorfirmer-ie 8 / 10

Despite the outrageous title, a slow character study centered on loss and regret...

This is not the movie you might reasonably have expected from the title - while both killings are part of the movie, they play second fiddle to the story of a man who has sacrified everything for what he believes is in service of the greater good.

Really took me by surprise, Sam Elliot really delivers a superb performance, which is pretty much what the movie hangs on.

Yes, it's a bit bizarre to have a movie where the assassination of Hitler and killing of Bigfoot - by the main character - are mere sidenotes in a slow-burn character study....

But it worked for me, I can see why it wouldn't for others, but it's genuinely a good movie and not the b-movie schlock-fest the title implies.

Reviewed by NikkiFromSiberia 10 / 10

Amazing movie filled with heart and a sense of adventure!

Ok, so fair enough, you have to suspend disbelief for a while... but once you do the characters come alive and take you along on their journey. It follows the story of Calvin Barr (Sam Eliott), a war hero who, during WW2, managed to achieve the feat of killing HItler. Now, many years later, an old man, his past seems to haunt him and push him to search for some new meaning. Many flashbacks of his young self (brilliantly played by the amazing Aidan Turner) seem to egg him on and bring about this mysterious air of melancholy that sets the atmosphere. His young love is on his mind through and through, as they share a few romantic, heartfelt moments. This movie has great soul, and is, in a way, a take on growing old, regrets and being the right person at the right and wrong time. Great cast and location. Highly recommended.

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