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Constable Shane Cooper (Ryan Kwanten, TV's "True Blood") arrives in the small town of Red Hill in search of a quieter life. But, on Cooper's first day with the Red Hill Police Department, a convicted murderer escapes from prison and heads straight for Red Hill to kill the men who put him there. One by one, the townsmen fall until Cooper discovers the shocking truth about the convict, and must challenge everything he believes in order to stop the massacre and bring justice to Red Hill.
File this under legendarily bad first days on the job: After moving to the Australian outback with his pregnant wife, a gun-shy constable (True Blood's Ryan Kwanten) finds his mettle tested when a vengeful Aborigine convict escapes from prison and begins bloodily settling his score with the local law. Writer-director-editor Patrick Hughes's lean and fairly mean debut slides intriguingly between neo-Western and slasher movie--and even throws in a dash of creature feature--while steadily upping the ante with a series of increasingly violent set pieces. (Wolf Creek maestro Greg McLean produced, which may help explain some of the more twisted touches.) A bit more plot in between the well-staged shootouts might have helped with the somewhat uneven flow, but this remains a propulsive, nicely ambitious genre picture, anchored by some amazing Aussie landscapes and a terrific performance from Mad Max vet Steve Bisley, as a Naugahyde-lunged sheriff who doesn't take kindly to outsiders. --Andrew Wright
Starts off slow but ends up being pretty good. There are some times when you'll groan at the stupidity but hey, it's free if you have prime.Published 12 months ago by Dan S.
Another one of those movies where the bad goes after the so good cops and then half way through the movie it's the cops that were wrong. But it was an interesting movie to watch.Published 16 months ago by Barbara
Too much in the dark confrontations and staring off into space with nothing to say. If one likes lots of violence,this is the film for you.Published 20 months ago by W. R. Muhr