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A comedic adventure that re-imagines Mark Twain's iconic literary characters of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer as grown men in current day. Petty criminal Huck Finn hopes to leave his criminal life behind when he is released from a stint in prison, but his lifelong friend, and corrupt cop, Tom Sawyer, has other plans. Not ready to give up on his childhood fantasies of wealth and adventure, Tom forms the "Band of Robbers," recruiting their misfit friends Joe Harper and Ben Rogers, to join them for an elaborate plan to find a fabled treasure. But the plan soon unravels, thrusting the guys on a wild journey with dangerous consequences...
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Sorry to interrupt. My name is Joe. What's your name?
That's pretty interesting man. We got the same name, we're in the same car... that's life I guess, three meals a day and funny moments like these.
You're... you're Injun Joe.
Some people call me that.
Why do they call you that if you're not even native american?
I guess I just identify with the culture and the aesthetic.
Isn't that kind of racist?
How is it racist to want to be more like another race?
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[Title Card] Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.
A different spin on Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain fans might be slightly disappointed by the portrayals of their favorite characters but it's best to see it as more as a modern day homage to the books than anything else.
Also a heavy dose of crude humor, it's a comedy of errors first and formost more so than the epic adventures of the books it is inspired by.
Set in present time our dear Huckleberry Finn is a ex con and Tom Sawyer is his childhood friend who ended up becoming a police officer, albeit for no noble reasons.
Kyle Gallner is always good and he is definitely the best actor in this film and delivers a lowkey but very good performance as Huck, Adam Nee is entertaining as Tom but his character is pretty one dimensional... But so are most of the other characters.
After seeing Stephen Lang being absolutely brilliant in 'DON'T BREATHE (2016)' I must say I was a little let down by his (too) mild performance in this one.
But overall the performances are good enough.
There were a couple times where I thought they should have wrote this or that differently in the script but overall the plot is also good enough.
So yeah overall, no masterpiece but... good enough 6.5/10.
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