THE PLOT THUS FAR
After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter’s life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Foley, a former grifter just being released from prison after serving a twenty-five year stretch. With no intent of ever going back, however old troubles from his past come looking for him in the form of Ethan. Ethan is the son of Foley’s former partner, whom Foley killed in circumstances that bear special consideration. Not looking for revenge, exactly, but wanting Foley to join him in a confidence scheme. Foley refuses in hopes of starting his life anew.
There’s a plot twist that comes flying out of left field. It’s nothing major like an American “Oldboy”. But, it will make you stop, think about the movie and then move along. Samuel L. Jackson has done far worse and it’s nothing to count against him. However, I wanted to experience a neo-noir that had much more going on upstairs. This didn’t quite pan out.
The Blu-Ray comes with a trailer as its sole special feature. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track is pretty expansive. However, the 1080p transfer showed minor digital noise flare ups throughout the movie. Still, it works for what it is. I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!