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Big Kill (2019)

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A tenderfoot from Philadelphia, two misfit gamblers on the run, and a deadly preacher have a date with destiny in a boom town gone bust called Big Kill.

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Scott Martin

Writer:

Scott Martin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Patric ... The Preacher
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Johnny Kane
Christoph Sanders ... Jim Andrews
Scott Martin ... Jake Logan
Clint Hummel ... Travis Parker
K.C. Clyde ... The Mayor
Stephanie Beran ... Felicia Stiletto
Elizabeth McLaughlin ... Josie Strong
Danny Trejo ... General Morales
Michael Paré ... Col. Granger
Audrey Walters ... The Madam
Jermaine Washington ... Jackson
Dennis LaValle ... Malcolm O'Reilly
David Manzanares ... Bob Pearson
Sarah Minnich ... Olivia
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A tenderfoot from Philadelphia, two misfit gamblers on the run, and a deadly preacher have a date with destiny in a boom town gone bust called Big Kill.

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Genres:

Action | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »
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BIG KILL was listed as one of the best Westerns of the 21st Century by Cowboys and Indians Magazine in May 2020. See more »

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Everybody in Big Kill denies knowing anybody named Grant when Jim asks around, but he is the mayor of the town. And nobody is surprised when Jim calls him Grant, so it is not as if Grant has been living there incognito or under a different name. This is never explained in the movie. See more »

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Amazing Grace
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Feels Like a Contract Celebrity Movie9
26 June 2019 | by captbgbSee all my reviews

It's an ok couple of hours to spend but don't expect any magic. Reminds me of the type of movie you get when TV actors come together on a network project they sort of have to do to fulfill a contract. Somebody writes a big screen script for three specific celebrities, but they pass on it, so you end up with a quick draw TV production, pun intended. I know that's not the case with Big Kill, it's just that only three actors really seem like they belong in the old west, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jason Patrick, and Danny Trejo, who is completely wasted in a teaser that goes nowhere. In fact, he's not the only character that shows up and then disappears without a payoff. Watching the guys on horseback is painful, and in some of the shots, the paint looks like a pony. Let's just say being in the saddle doesn't look like second nature to most of these riders. It's like taking the cast of Murder She Wrote and giving them parts in Gone Baby Gone, and then not giving them any time to get into character.

Concept is OK: Town goes bad after silver mines flood, gets taken over by hired guns rustling cattle. Of course, one look at the dusty town and sage brush, not a puddle or raindrop to be seen, and, well, you know, what floods? Whole town looks like a Hollywood back lot. And cinematography is not geared to making a visual statement.

Nothing really makes much sense, and characters just seem to do things at the whim of the screenwriter, especially at the end.

All this being said, I wouldn't mind seeing this same cast again in another western, albiet, better script and higher production values.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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