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Kin (2018)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 31 August 2018 (USA)
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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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Jonathan Baker (based on the short film "Bag Man" by), Josh Baker (based on the short film "Bag Man" by) | 1 more credit »
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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 ... Big Man
Carleigh Beverly ... Audrey
Lily Gao ... Female Cleaner
Michael B. Jordan ... Male Cleaner (as Michael B Jordan)
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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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,035,618, 2 September 2018

Gross USA:

$5,718,096

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,314,230
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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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There is no "Sulaco County" in the State of Nevada. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the end credits there is a reference to the both of the directors short movie "Bag Man" that was produced 2014. See more »

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References Laserblast (1978) See more »

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Slow Love
Written by Thomas Brenneck (as Thomas R. Brenneck), David Guy (as David Anthony Guy), Homer Steinweiss, Leon Michels, Nick Movshon (as Nicholas Anthony Movshon) and Paul Schalda
Performed by Charles Bradley
Courtesy of Daptone Records
Under license from Lip Synch Music Inc.
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Could be better, but interesting story..
6 November 2018 | by taleg-889-51630See all my reviews

There is not much I can say about this movie,except that it felt more like the fist part of a book than a movie and I was looking for part 2 even before the credits were done. Not because the film was good or great, nor because the acting because it could have been better, the stenography was in part both understandable, working and dull at the same time. And it felt short, like a part was missing.

The core of the story on the other hand was interesting and it has been a long time since a movie story has had a core story that was interesting to me. Don't take me wrong the story could have been better and it felt unfinished in an unsatisfying way.

I'm an avid movie buff and have loved movies for over 30 years, I love fantasy, science fiction, books and above all I love stories that has not been TOLD before like most movies that comes out. This story felt untapped, like there were more to tell and I hadn't heard something quite like it in a looong time and they should have lots nice words for just that

The story didn't feel derivative like most movies and tv-shows these days and it has gotten noticeably worse the last decade or so, so this was a nice way for me at least to spend 70 minutes or so, but maybe just maybe not everyone will see it the same way I do and at least some, if I go by the comments online, didn't get a major part of the story at all..

Still I want the rest of the story told, read or seen..


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