The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot

The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot

Robert D Krzykowski (2018)

97min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The garish title may be distracting but Robert D Krzykowski's directorial debut is less pulp fiction and more of a well-crafted meditation on legend, reality and regret, galvanised by a magnetic performance from the majestic Sam Elliott (deservedly Oscar-nominated in 2019 for A Star Is Born). Here, Elliott plays aged enigma Calvin Barr, living alone in a small New England town but haunted by memories of the lost love he left behind for secret wartime missions. The film flashes back and forth between Calvin's overseas derring-do (with Poldark star Aidan Turner doubling as the young Barr) and his twilight years, until the plot segues into creature-feature terrain when he's persuaded to hunt down a sasquatch and stop a worldwide catastrophe. Unfortunately, the narrative doesn't always hang together but there's no doubting Krzykowski's feature bow is a labour of love: it's visually good-looking, sustained by a rich romantic score (from Joe Kraemer) and punctuated by memorable scenes, including a sly nod to The Man with the Golden Gun.

Cast & Crew

Calvin Barr Sam Elliott
Calvin Barr, as a young man Aidan Turner
Maxine Caitlin Fitzgerald
Ed Larry Miller
Flag Pin Ron Livingston
Maple Leaf Rizwan Manji
The Clerk Ellar Coltrane
Mr Gardner (and his son) Sean Bridgers
Director Robert D Krzykowski
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Sparky PicturesGuidance: ViolenceAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 12 Apr 2019