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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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:

$10,234,242
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is obvious homage to James Cameron films. The fictional county where Jimmy and Eli are held at the police station is Sulaco County, a reference to the USS Sulaco from Aliens (1986). See more »

Goofs

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

Crazy Credits

(spoiler) Michael B. Jordan's executive producer credit doesn't appear until the end of the film, presumably to keep the surprise of his cameo in the movie's climax. See more »

Connections

References The Terminator (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wanna Run (Fink VIP Remix)
Written by Joel Burleson
Performed by Ki: Theory
Courtesy of Kringe Records
By arrangement with Zync Music Group LLC
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I went with the second ;)
16 September 2018 | by ZoreilolSee all my reviews

Born in the 80s, I grew up with the classical must see Sci-fi (Metropolis, 2001, Blade Runner...). These past few years, I have been witnessing a lack of innovation in the genre. It's rare to see a fresh new idea such as Gattaca or more recently Arrival. The bad reviews intrigued me. They were either really bad, or very good. As if something either disappointed or surprised. I went with the second. It's great to see that there are some folks out there who can still create something which will interact with your imagination. Kin reinforces the basic theory that the "less is more", especially for this genre. Using dark modes, focussing on the characters performances, being meticulous with the soundtrack. All the ingredients which you can't trade for better SFX, CGI. So if you are the "kin" of person who's been thirsty for something creative in this space, then go watch Kin.


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