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Shot Caller

  • Drama
  • 2017
  • Ric Roman Waugh
  • 120 mins
  • 15

Summary

An ex con is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival squad on the streets of Southern California. Crime drama, starring Jon Bernthal, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Lake Bell.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

How would you survive if you ended up in prison? What would you be willing to do? This gritty drama invites us to ponder such questions, as it follows happily married stockbroker Jacob Harlon (Games of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), who is incarcerated after a booze-induced car accident. In order to stay alive, Jacob joins a gang of white supremacists, agreeing to perform a variety of heinous, unthinkable tasks. As time passes, he becomes a different person, transforming into a hardened, well-connected convict who is feared by those around him. Some of this might sound familiar (especially if you've seen A Prophet, or even 80s Tom Selleck flick, An Innocent Man), but it never feels clichéd or generic. Also, Jacob's transformation is entirely convincing, thanks to an outstanding performance from Coster-Waldau. Shot Caller contains some brutal violence, but it works best as a character study, telling an authentic, involving story about the cost of survival in prison.

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Credits

Cast

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Jacob Harlon, "Money"Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
KutcherOmari Hardwick
Kate HarlonLake Bell
Frank Costello, "Shotgun"Jon Bernthal
HowieEmory Cohen
BottlesJeffrey Donovan
ChopperEvan Jones
Jerry Manning, "The Beast"Holt McCallany
Manny SanchezBenjamin Bratt
TonyAndrew Bachelor
SteveMichael Landes
TomMax Greenfield

Crew

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DirectorRic Roman Waugh

Details

Theatrical distributor
Altitude
Released on
2017-12-15
Language
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing, nudity
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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