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Shotgun Stories (2007)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  26 March 2008 (USA)
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Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these ... See full summary »

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Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect their family. Written by Jeff Nichols

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Rated PG-13 for violence, thematic elements and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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$4,553 (USA) (14 December 2007)

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$45,661 (USA) (11 July 2008)
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The majority of the principal photography took place in 2004. See more »

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Stephen Hayes: You started all o' this.
Son Hayes: This started a long time ago.
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Written by Ben Nichols
Performed by Red 40
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Hoolywood Blockbuster, No.
28 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is not an action movie like the title might imply, far from in in fact, it is slow moving yet relentless in it's growing tension. You feel that it will all reach a breaking point eventually and that's what kept me interested, along with very believable performance from the entire case. I don't want to get into any of the plot for fear of spoiling anything so I won't. I knew very little going in and I think that was for the best. I'm not trying to make it sound like this is a film full of big twists, because it's not, but what it is, is a film of moments, key moments that define the film, it's story and it's characters. These moments at times are surprises and other times inevitability. All said this story is well done, I do believe it could have been done better by a different cast and some rewrites, but that's not to say that this is a bad film at all, for what it was and what it had it all feels both good and right.


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