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The Reckoning (2014)

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After his partner is murdered, a detective must track down two teenage runaways whose video footage contains the identity of the killer.


John V. Soto


John V. Soto
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Credited cast:
Luke Hemsworth ... Detective Jason Pearson
Viva Bianca ... Detective Jane Lambert
Jonathan LaPaglia ... Detective Robbie Green
Hanna Mangan Lawrence ... Rachel
Alex Williams ... AJ
Troy Coward ... Thug
Priscilla-Anne Forder ... Officer Sally Franklin
Tom O'Sullivan ... Connor
Amanda Dow ... Maxine
Kazimir Sas ... AJ look alike
Clara Helms ... Police Woman
James Hagan ... Father Emmett
Emily Howard ... Girl in cafe
Renato Fabretti Renato Fabretti ... Alex
Conrad Le Bron ... Lukas


When a detective is called in to investigate the roadside execution of his partner, he discovers at the crime scene a data card from a video camera. The card contains footage shot by two runaway teenagers who are making a documentary about the drug related death of a sibling. The detective retraces the teen's journey and soon begins to uncover a trail of the dead that leads all the way back to police headquarters. Written by Luke

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Justice will come for you.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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






Release Date:

28 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


AUD 2,350,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Third project to star both Viva Bianca and Hannah Mangan Lawrence. They previously starred together in X:Night of Vengeance and Spartacus. See more »

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is in......I give it a pass.
15 August 2014 | by adrossanSee all my reviews

I was about to let my attention wander with this movie, when it took an interesting turn.

It had my full attention from then on, and while not a world beater, I quite enjoyed it.

Made a change from over-the-top clichéd rubbish, and put a new turn on the almost exhausted found-footage genre, which I hope will take a long rest very soon.

This not a found footage film per se, but uses the style to clever use to keep our Detectives on the hunt and guessing, as does the viewer.

I liked also the intelligent denouement and completion of the storyline, except for one section, which still needs work in most films.

More attention should be paid to this critical part of any film (budding film makers TAKE NOTE), as it can often snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, leaving the viewer appalled at a "cheapskate" way out of a corner the writers have painted themselves into. Reference American Gigolo as an example of a poor and rushed ending that spoiled an otherwise very good film.

A little more use of the Australian scenery would have added a more Aussie feel to the picture, which has somewhat of a generic feel (could have happened anywhere) but overall the dark subject matter was handled quite well with deep moods and lighting to match, not too dark and still able to hear every spoken word.

Nice one John Soto, more please.....

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