Everyone is focused on the election right now, and for good reason, but believe it or not, there are movies being released later this week.
One of those is the family cult thriller, Let Him Go. Kevin Costner stars in the film as a retired sheriff and Diane Lane plays his wife.
Following the loss of their son, the couple leave their Montana ranch to rescue their grandson, who has fallen into the clutches of a dangerous off-the-grid family headed by a matriarch named Blanche Weboy.
The first reviews for this film are coming in, and they’re mostly positive, but just barely so.
One of the more positive reviews comes from The Globe and Mail’s Barry Hertz, who had this to say about the movie…
A skillfully executed thriller that is narrowly aimed at one demographic – audiences over 50 who like a little violence with their late-life dramas – but succeeds at entertaining just about anyone who comes across its dusty, blood-soaked path.
Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle had similar thoughts…
In the end, ‘Let Him Go’ is like a Southern Gothic, only set in the Northwest. It’s just a genre movie that delivers the goods, but the restraint and emotional insight of the direction and the quality of the performances bring it up an essential extra notch.
So as you can see, even the positive reviews aren’t exactly glowing. It’s more like, “Yeah, this film is entertaining, but that’s about it.”
And in a time where people are desperate for something new to watch at the theater, that might be just enough.
Check out the trailer below. It’s set to hit theaters November 5, 2020.