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Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con, and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Myles Truitt ... Eli Solinski
Jack Reynor ... Jimmy Solinski
Dennis Quaid ... Hal Solinski
Zoë Kravitz ... Milly
James Franco ... Taylor Balik
Carrie Coon ... Morgan Hunter
Ian Matthews ... Snick
Gavin Fox ... Dutch Balik
Stephane Garneau-Monten ... Remy
Lukas Penar Lukas Penar ... Big Man
Carleigh Beverly ... Audrey
Lily Gao ... Female Cleaner
Michael B. Jordan ... Male Cleaner
Milton Barnes ... Guidance Counselor
Michael Grisley Michael Grisley ... School Bully
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Storyline

Co-directors Jonathan Baker and Josh Baker's Sci-Fi action thriller features James Franco, Zoe Kravitz, and Dennis Quaid. A young boy (Myles Truitt) finds a powerful otherworldly weapon, which he uses to save his older adoptive brother (Jack Reynor) from a crew of thugs. Before long, the two of them are also pursued by federal agents and mysterious mercenaries aiming to reclaim their asset.

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All he needed was a way out. See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for gun violence and intense action, suggestive material, language, thematic elements and drinking | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kin See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Gross USA:

$5,718,096, 27 September 2018
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The film was adapted from a short feature called Bag Man (2014), which was also directed by Jonathan Baker and Josh Baker. See more »

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Boring, uninspired, and a waste of a sci-fi concept.
3 September 2018 | by cruise01See all my reviews

Kin (2 out of 5 stars).

Kin is a science fiction action film that tries to be a buddy road trip movie as two brothers build their relationship while a group of thugs and some unknown beings from a different world are after them. The film fails to be an exciting science fiction film. The plot is boring. The concept could have been better if there were more details on the unknown beings. The characters are tedious and the script gave flat characters. The action is nothing new worth watching.

The plot follows Elijah (Myles Truitt) who got into trouble at school. His father Hal (Dennis Quaid) decides to put him to work with him. Elijah scavenging for parts to sell at warehouses. Came across an alien type of weapon. He takes it with him. His brother Jimmy (Jack Reynor) just got out of the prison and steers an argument with the father cause he is asking for money to pay off a group of thugs led by Taylor (James Franco). Taylor had his men protect Jimmy in prison. While Jimmy found an escape and brought Elijah along with him to avoid the thugs from getting him. Jimmy lied to Elijah that their father would want them to go on a road trip. As they bail out of town with Taylor's thugs after them. And two unknown beings that came from a different world arrive. Wanting to get their weapon back.

The plot was boring. It tries to build the brother relationship with Jimmy and Elijah. As they settle their differences, Jimmy teaches Elijah how to drive. And talk about their mom. While Jimmy is sneaking Elijah into strip clubs, were they meet Milly (Zoe Kravitz). Who tags along with them cause she is wanting something better in life.

The concept is not as exciting seen on screen. Two brothers trying to escape from a group of thugs and some unknown beings. It feels like a first episode to a young adult sci-fi tv series. Were the unknown beings does not have much of a backstory or explanation. Besides, they get into battle with other unknown beings and being involved in a shoot out in a warehouse. And some little twist in the end that is added in there that is supposedly trying to make the movie story feel like there will be more to this film. Sadly, the twist is forgettable. And the exciting factor for the action is also not there. The climax was dull. The characters are tedious. You do not really care much for Elijah, Jimmy, or even Milly. The script fails to develop any characters.

Myles Truitt gave a flat performance. Jack Reynor was dull with his role. Zoe Kravitz is the only decent thing about the movie. Were she tried to deliver a role about wanting a better life but she is forced working in the club. James Franco playing a thug was terrible. Sure, he must have had fun playing a crazy villain but his performance is forgettable.

Overall, Kin is a bad film. The acting is terrible. There is barely any action in the film. And when there is in the climax it is forgettable. The plot and concept felt uninspired to science fiction genre.


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