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Retribution

Retribution

Kat Candler (2014)

94min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Grief and responsibility are the two central themes in this low-key family drama from promising writer/director Kat Candler. Since the death of his mother, 13-year-old Jacob (newcomer Josh Wiggins) has turned delinquent and become a bad influence on his impressionable younger brother, Wes (Deke Garner). Making matters worse, the boys' father (Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul) is so consumed by loss that he is unable to take care of them properly. Eventually, child services place Wes in the custody of his well-adjusted aunt (Juliette Lewis). This is a relatively standard indie offering, but Candler imbues it with an appealing sense of naturalism and authenticity. Paul provides an affecting display of raw emotion as the boozy, beard-sporting widower, while Wiggins is outstanding as the angry youngster.

Summary

A hard-drinking single father struggles to cope with raising two sons alone. One of the boys is consumed with anger, and seeks an outlet for his rage in the dangerous sport of motocross. As his reckless behaviour gets out of control, his troubled parent has to get through to him before the family is torn apart. Drama, starring Aaron Paul and Juliette Lewis.

Cast & Crew

Hollis Wilson Aaron Paul
Pam Noonan Juliette Lewis
Jacob Wilson Josh Wiggins
Wes Wilson Deke Garner
Lance Dalton Sutton
Roger Camron Owens
Hyder Dylan Cole
Duncan Jonny Mars
Director Kat Candler
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Violence Available on: Available on DVD

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