A just paroled white neo-nazi and his ruthless girlfriend kill a cop and take an African American family hostage. Meanwhile the supremacist leader who oversees his criminal empire from behind bars, is not happy. Inspired by real events.
A just paroled white supremacist and his ruthless girlfriend kill a cop and take an African American family hostage. Meanwhile, Sobecki, the heavily-tattooed supremacist leader who oversees his criminal empire from behind bars, is not thrilled when he learns of his charge's screw-up. The patriarch of the family, an ornery ex-con himself, must rely on his wit and understanding of the racist mind to find a plan to free his family, but not before he confronts his own brand of bigotry and anger. Written by
As a thriller this works nicely, mostly because of the performances. The characters and the setting is pretty simple. As is the mindset of certain individuals in this. Danny Glover showing is once again, that contrary to what one of his characters says, he's not getting too old for this. Good performance to counter the other lead performance. Racism and violence meets with dignity and calmness.
In the most crazy situation, where everything seems to fall apart, it's tough to stay cool and not be affected by this. The movie is obviously a morality tale, not only about crime (and that you're alone in it, even when it seems like you have an ally), but the stark contrast between hate and love. Real family and made up family too ...
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