First Kill

First Kill

Steven C Miller (2017)

97min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In a low-budget film with low-budget aspirations, Hayden Christensen stars as Will, a father forced to help a bank robber in order to save his son. Beginning with a bizarre homage to deer hunting, the movie dissolves into a sub-par kidnap thriller. An interesting relationship develops between Will's nerdy son Danny (Ty Shelton) and his hillbilly kidnapper (Gethin Anthony), who form an oddly sweet bond over video games. Other than that, the story progresses in a predictable fashion towards an ending that will surprise no one. Christensen gives his all, but never quite convinces in the film's tougher moments. Meanwhile, marquee name Bruce Willis gives a disinterested performance as a local cop suspicious of Will's motives, appearing half-asleep during much of his sleuthing. First Kill just about holds your attention for 100 minutes, but leaves your memory much quicker.

Summary

A desperate father is blackmailed into helping a criminal gang evade a corrupt police chief. Action thriller, starring Bruce Willis, Hayden Christensen and Ty Shelton.

Cast & Crew

Howell Bruce Willis
Will Hayden Christensen
Danny Ty Shelton
Levi Gethin Anthony
Director Steven C Miller

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence, swearingAvailable on: DVD
Drama