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The Quarry (2020)

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A drifter (Shea Whigham) kills a traveling preacher and takes his place at a small-town church, but the police chief (Michael Shannon) suspects foul play.

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Bruno Bichir ... David Martín
Shea Whigham ... The Man
Anna Watt ... Belleza the waitress
Alvaro Martinez ... Poco
Catalina Sandino Moreno ... Celia
Michael Shannon ... Chief Moore
Abel Becerra ... Deputy Garcia
Jimmy Gonzales ... Deputy Blanco
Bobby Soto ... Valentin
Rose Bianco ... Ana Paula
Hector Presedo Hector Presedo ... Hector
Julia Vera ... Rosario
Raul Ruletta Raul Ruletta ... Jonas
Anthony Reynolds ... Hollis the Public Defender
David Jensen ... Judge
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After murdering a traveling preacher, a fugitive drifter travels to a small town and poses as the man he killed. Though the congregation loves the drifter's sermons of forgiveness, the local police chief is suspicious of the man. Soon a gruesome discovery at a local quarry forces the killer to fight for his freedom. Written by The Quarry

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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Shea Whigham previously portrayed a preacher in 2014's True Detective. See more »

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Chief Moore: My daddy used to say, you wanna catch a killer, you go to the funeral. Look for anyone there who shouldn't be, that's your man. Nobody here today though, except Jonas. Hey Jonas, you kill this guy?
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Beautifully shot and acted but the story is extremely tedious
18 April 2020 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

'The Quarry' is a prime example of style over substance. This is actually a beautifully shot and wonderfully acted film. Where it lets itself down is the story. The plot is so lacking in depth and creativity that it makes for an extremely long and dull 100 minute runtime. I kept hoping for some kind of twist or unexpected turn in the story that would add some life to the proceedings. Sadly, it never came.

The one thing that keeps the film watchable is the acting, and in particular Michael Shannon. The film gets off to a very slow and understated start and to be honest I wasn't sure if I was going to able to stay awake for the entire movie. Then Shannon was introduced to the film and suddenly things picked up a lot and became a lot more watchable. Part of the reason is that his character is the only one in the film that actually has any character, but the other part is just down to some very fine acting on Shannon's part.

The big problem with 'The Quarry' is that everything is on the surface, everything is known to the audience. There is no mystery or intrigue. The only thing we can wonder about is how the film will conclude, but the story isn't really interesting enough for us to care much about that either. One compliment I can give the film is that is doesn't outstay its welcome. I've seen films similar to this that like to push the two hour boundary and they become unbearable. Still though, I'm sorry to say 'The Quarry' was a pretty forgettable experience.


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Release Date:

15 June 2020 (Poland) See more »

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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