A Single Shot [Blu-ray]
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"A haunting backwoods noir." --Indiewire
"Sam Rockwell [gives] a powerful lead performance." --Screen Daily
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He then goes to the most low rent lawyer in town to fight his divorce and get his family back. This lawyer is William H. Macy as Pitt in a role to die for, with a wardrobe that would liven up any seventies party and a hairpiece that you could write a thesis about. He plays the slime ball perfectly in what for me was no way near enough screen time. Well then things go all nasty when the guys who originally stole the money come wanting it back and they are far from being reasonable. Then the fun and games begin.
Now this is a good movie but it should have been a great one. I am a big fan of Rockwell as he starred in `Gentleman Broncos' which I will forever extol the virtues of. He is a good actor and Macy never fails to impress. But this has been in production since 2009 and many actors have signed up and then walked away, including Michael Fassbender, Alessandro Nivola, Forest Whitaker and Juliette Lewis, so there have been `production issues' as they say in industry lingo. The screenplay was adapted by Mathew F. Jones from his book and the episodic narrative can be seen in terms of chapters. However, there is a lot of mean guy mumbling, which means you can miss some of the dialogue which is a bit poor.Read more ›
It's clear Rockwell is still mourning the loss of his father's farm being foreclosed , his marriage is ending, his two year old son doesn't seem comforted being with his father the one time we see him after interrupting sex between the baby sitter and lowlife prison con.
William Macy is a great actor, but his affectations overwhelm his curious appearance. The speech throughout is often unintelligible, the drunk speech by Rockwell's friend of twenty years to explain everyone's motivation is garbled. We are supposed to feel Sam's betrayal but instead, you 'll find yourself turning the volume up 'what the heck did he say??'
The ending is apt, though you root for the 'basic good guy who's lost his way' to get out of this mess, he doesn't seem to rise above his losses nor wants to.
Beware graphic violence, nudity but happily if there's nasty language, you can't tell.
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Wish it had a better ending as the movie was really good otherwise.Published 35 minutes ago by Amazon Customer
It's hard to develop much empathy for characters like these.Rockwell is a terrific actor, but this sad sack character leaves a lot to be desired. Read morePublished 53 minutes ago by JJ
I would not even give this movie a single star. Long, drawn out, horrible ending. I should have turned it off after 10 minutes. Read morePublished 55 minutes ago by Amazon Customer
We enjoy the variety of choices offered. I would give you five stars if the classic movies were also offered in more abundance.Published 1 day ago by Kermitt
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