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The Grasscutter (1990)

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A middle-aged landscaper (the grasscutter) pursues a quiet life in New Zealand, but soon the life he left behind -- in Belfast -- catches up to him in a fast-paced and violent conclusion, ... See full summary »

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A middle-aged landscaper (the grasscutter) pursues a quiet life in New Zealand, but soon the life he left behind -- in Belfast -- catches up to him in a fast-paced and violent conclusion, all his prior convictions ripped to shreds. Written by Dan Hartung <dhartung@mcs.com>

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"Hello, big mouth"
12 December 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty solid thriller involving an ex-UVF supergrass who has moved to New Zealand, only to have his cover blown and have hit men come after him and his family.

Not only does the guy have a new life, but he's got an awful lot of explaining to do to his new girlfriend, and to add to his troubles he's got the New Zealand police after him too, including a cop who suspects what's going on but consistently comes up against the UK's red tape.

The Grasscutter isn't a film you'll watch over and over again, but provides a lot of tension, flashes of extreme violence, and sticks in a few twists to boot. There's a lot of family drama thrown in there too, as out hero's ex-wife isn't too happy at him betraying his fellow country men, but it turns out he had good reason to do so.

The New Zealand landscape, so familiar from Lord of the Rings, is used to good affect here too, and the violence, though happening seldom, is well over the top. I almost gagged while watching the hero pull shards of glass from his shoulder after a failed bomb attempt on his life, and some characters don't just die after getting shot, they visibly bleed to death on camera.

This is a good film and a nice diversion from what I've been watching lately. Who knows how available it is now though, my copy comes from the defunct 23rd Century DVD label.


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