Steven Knight (2018)

15 Certificate
Wed 31 Jul 10pm - 12am Sky Cinema Drama


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Baker Dill (Matthew McConaughey) is the captain of a fishing boat who is drawn into a sinister world of mystery when his ex-wife (Anne Hathaway) appears with a proposition. Tied up in the zaniest of concepts, the star-studded revenge story loses its way in spectacular fashion. Supernatural elements early on give a heavy hint that something is on the horizon, with plenty of lingering shots and foreboding speeches. However, nothing prepares you for a final act that is just plain odd. The award-winning stars fare terribly, offering over-the-top performances fed by corny dialogue. McConaughey seems to be on autopilot, while Hathaway's femme fatale is far from her best work. This may not be entirely their fault, given the outlandish directions the film ends up going in. Starting out as a bland thriller before wading into ludicrous waters, Serenity may be of some interest to those who like their films a little bit bonkers. Sadly, even they may find scant reward for their patience.


Baker Dill lives a peaceful life as a fishing boat captain, leading tours off a tranquil cove. His peace is shattered when estranged ex-wife Karen reappears, begging for him to help save her and their son from her violent husband. Thriller, written and directed by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Diane Lane.

Cast & Crew

Baker Dill Matthew McConaughey
Karen Zariakas Anne Hathaway
Constance Diane Lane
Frank Zariakas Jason Clarke (2)
Duke Djimon Hounsou
Reid Miller Jeremy Strong
Patrick Dill Rafael Sayegh
Ape Robert Hobbs
Samson Garion Dowds
Lionel Kenneth Fok
Director Steven Knight
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Sky CinemaGuidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenesReleased on: 1 Mar 2019