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Kelso's getting married. He and his crew are also figuring out a way to steal millions from a Russian drug cartel using the Great Barrier Reef as an avenue for large-scale drug importation. What could possibly go wrong?
Set in Melbourne in the mid-1970s, Cut Snake tells the story of Sparra Farrell (Alex Russell), an ex-convict who is trying to make a new life for himself in a new city. He has found honest work and even becomes engaged but the prospect of this new life is challenged when his foreboding and charismatic cell mate Pommie (Sullivan Stapleton) tracks him down upon his own release. Sparra finds himself enigmatically drawn back toward a world and a man that he was certain he had wanted to leave behind.Written by
Cut Snake, an Australian production, tells a good 'yarn'. Unfortunately, that's the only good thing about this movie.
Cut Snake is the story of 2 ex-offenders, "Pommie" (Sullivan Stapleton) and "Sparra" (Alex Russell), who have a bond, which seems to be fulfilled negatively through violence. After Pommie is released from prison, he's keen to re-unite with Sparra. However, Sparra has put the past behind him and is keen to get on with his life with his fiancée, Paula (Jessica De Gouw), his employment, and other goals. This doesn't fit with Pommie's plans and he goes about luring Sparra to a life of crime to enable him to bond again with Sparra.
From the outset this film lacked believability. The audience were left to work out what era it was set in by the fashion and cars. The acting quality was inconsistent and some of the film was incongruous. The ending is predictable in an unnecessarily negative way.
The film I saw was a preview with general release scheduled in 3 months. Some in the audience around me were sighing and shifting about in their seats restlessly as the movie progressed.
There has been some suggestion that this film is comparable to the highly acclaimed Animal Kingdom. It isn't! It doesn't have the suspense or sense of menace and the acting in Animal Kingdom is far superior.
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