Monday, December 12, 2016

Outlaws and Angels (2016)

Fine performances by Chad Michael Murray and Francesca Eastwood are eventually marred by an overtly sadistic script. Realism is one thing, but lingering scenes of the rape of  a woman and a man about to be sodomized ventures into gratuitous territory. A Tarantinoesque wannabe sees a trio of on-the-run outlaws deciding to hole up in the home of a preacher whose sexual desires extend to his own daughters. It’s not long before fifteen-year-old Florence Tildon (Ms. Eastwood—yes, from Clint’s clan) warms to the outlaws’ leader (Murray) and joins the gang to exact a bloody revenge on her cowering family.


Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Sounds gritty and packed with action. I wouldn't mind seeing this film, David.

David Cranmer said...

Let me know what you think. I wouldn't want to watch it again, Prashant. There's a fine line between being edgy and in poor taste. For my money, this film crosses that line often simply to shock.