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Mojave (2015)

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A suicidal artist goes into the desert, where he finds his doppelgänger, a homicidal drifter.

Director:

William Monahan

Writer:

William Monahan (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Garrett Hedlund ... Tom
Louise Bourgoin ... Milly
Cletus Young Cletus Young ... Old-Timer
Oscar Isaac ... Jack
Tim Soergel ... Park Ranger
Ralph Brannen ... Town Car Driver
Walton Goggins ... Jim
Niall Madden Niall Madden ... Eddy
Fran Kranz ... Bob
Matt Jones ... Insane Doorman
Mark Wahlberg ... Norman
Ron Duncan Ron Duncan ... Mal
Oliver Cooper ... Nick
Candice Rodrigo Candice Rodrigo ... Young Female Deputy
Frank Miranda ... Young Male Deputy
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A famous Hollywood director is feeling dissatisfied with his life, the issues in it including the disintegration of his marriage which will probably end with an expensive divorce and loss of custody of his young daughter. To get away from his life if only for a short period, he drives into the Mojave Desert. The getaway doesn't turn out the way he expects, the major turning point being when a sociopathic drifter stumbles into his camp. That encounter ends up with both men seemingly wanting to kill the other. What the director is unaware of is that the drifter, who didn't know who he was during their encounter, ends up finding out who he is and about his life, which makes him an easier target once the director returns to Los Angeles. The drifter seemingly wants to torture the director by threats of harm against the director's friends, associates and/or loved ones, including his current girlfriend, a French actress, regardless of if the threats are real or just used as that ... Written by Huggo

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Thriller

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atrapados (Mojave) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund previously appeared together in Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). See more »

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Features Greed (1924) See more »

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Elsinore
Written by William Monahan
Performed by Oscar Isaac
Courtesy of William Monahan
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No depth and terrible script! 3/10
23 May 2016 | by leonblackwoodSee all my reviews

Review: I really had high hopes for this movie but it seemed to come and go really quickly and the ending was really disappointing. I was expecting a massive showdown between Thomas (Garrett Hedlund) and Jack (Oscar Isaac), who cross paths in the Mojave desert and become enemies after Jack, a penniless drifter, finds out about Thomas's wealth. Jack then follows Thomas to torment him, after an unfortunate incident that happened in the desert, which also puts Thomas's close friends and loved one in danger. Personally, i thought that the whole project lacked depth and it just seems like Thomas was in a world of his own most of the time. Oscar and Wahlberg were the best thing in the movie because they put some effort into there characters but apart from that, the storyline was weak and it would have made more sense if Thomas would have just come clean about the whole mistake that happened in the desert. Wahlberg (Norman) did make me laugh but he was only in a couple of scenes, which was a shame. Basically, this movie was a big let down and it was a waste of a good cast. Disappointing!

Round-Up: Garrett Hedlund, 31, also worked alongside Mark Wahlberg in Four Brothers, and he also starred in Inside Llewyn Davis with Oscar Isaac, so there was a sense of chemistry between the characters but it was the script that let it down. He first came on the scene in 2004 in Troy and he's taken the lead in big movies like Tron: Legacy, Eragon and Pan but it will take some time before he becomes a household name. Anyway, this movie was written and directed by William Monahan, 55, who also brought you London Boulevard starring Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley and Ray Winstone. The whole project seemed a bit rushed and not thought through properly, in my opinion but on the plus side, the Mojave backdrop did look authentic but that's about it.

I recommend this movie to people who are into their thrillers starring Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund, Louise Bourgoin, Walton Goggins, Mark Wahlberg and Tim Soergel. 3/10


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