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A Civil War veteran returns home to the quiet countryside, only to find himself embroiled in a conflict between his family and the brutish cattle rancher harassing them.

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Kane Senes

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John Chriss (co-writer), Kane Senes (co-writer)
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Cast overview:
James Badge Dale ... Wade
Ethan Embry ... Seamus Riley
William Forsythe ... Randolph McCluskey
Maika Monroe ... Abigail Riley
Rhys Wakefield ... Marcus McCluskey
Beth Broderick ... Doris McCluskey
Ryan O'Nan ... Dillard McCluskey
Owen Teague ... Samuel Riley
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The year is 1866 and the bloodiest conflict in American history - the Civil War - has recently come to an end. Miles away in the isolated countryside of Texas, two families neighbor one another. The Rileys trap animals and sell their pelts for a meager living, while the McCluskeys, having lost their proud cattle business to the war, steal from the weaker Rileys' traps. That is, until WADE, favorite uncle to the Riley children and an embattled war veteran, visits his family to find reprieve from the horrors he has seen. Wade learns of the McCluskeys' misdoings and takes it upon himself to put a stop to them and before long, finds himself with another war on his hands - this time, one of his own making.

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Home from battle...still fighting


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Rated R for violence, sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2016 (Bahrain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Relative Stranger See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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Some films should never be made...
22 April 2015 | by lonestarsingerSee all my reviews

...and unfortunately, this is one of them. Where does one even begin with this debacle?

Let's start with the dialogue: OMG, people during the Civil War era didn't speak like the way the writers of this have written the characters. That immediately erased any suspension of disbelief.

Next, the performances weren't terrible, but they weren't great either. A really deft cast might have been able to improvise the poorly written dialogue to elevate the film and their performances, but instead we are left with characters sounding almost like the way people in today's society would speak.

Cinematography was okay for the most part but became a bit self-indulgent for the worse at a few points.

The movie crawls along and is sabotaged by it's sluggish pacing. This film could have easily been a 60-70 minute film instead of a drawn-out 100 minute yawner.

The overall story suffers from a complete lack of originality and consequently fails to really draw in the viewer. There are a few scenes that work, but the majority of them in this film are pointless and somewhat incoherent.

If you value your time, you might want to avoid this one.


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