Genre Grandeur – Cut Bank (2014) Encore Review – MovieRob

darkFor this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Dark Comedies, here’s a review of Cut Bank (2014) by me.

Thanks again to Reut of Sweet Archive. for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Steven of Past Present Future TV and Film  We will be reviewing our favorite B&W films prior to 1990. Please get me your submissions by the 25th of August by sending them to b&  Try to think out of the box! Great choice Steven!

Let’s see what I thought of this movie:

cut bank“I know that I ain’t very clever. My expertise is in the simple, and that ain’t for everybody either. Sometimes in life the truth is more than I’d prefer. This is one of those times.” – Sheriff Vogel

Number of Times Seen – 2 (20 May 2015 and 28 Jul 2015)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – After witnessing the murder of a postman, a young couple tries to collect the reward money from the government.

My Take on it – I saw this movie a few months back on the recommendation of my friend Eric of The IPC.

Knowing his taste in movies, I had no expectations of liking this movie at all.

Boy was I surprised!

Not only did I love this movie, but I have been waiting to watch it again because it was so enjoyable.

This movie is successful because of many factors, but the main one that helps is the fact that the story and script are so interesting that it draws you in to this world that you never want to leave because it’s so much fun watching.

In my previous review of this movie, I compsred it to Fargo (1996) and upon rewatching both of these movies, I happened to notice even more similarities between the two.

The low budget feel also helps make this a better film because it has the look and feel of happening in the small town next door.

The twists and turns are endless and you really never know what to expect in every scene.

The amazing script is probably what enticed such a great cast to want to be a part of this movie. Liam Hemsworth, Billy Bob Thorton, John Malkovich and Bruce Dern are all excellent here.

The film mskers truly have very promising careers ahead of them if they keep making movies like this one.

I, for one am very curious as to what they have in store for us in the future.

Bottom Line – Such a great “small” film that is definitely among the best in the genre. The cast is superb and we are treated to great twists and turns along the way. These film makers have a strong future ahead of them if they keep making such innovative and surprising movies like this one. Highly recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The screenplay for CUT BANK made the 2009 black list as one of the best un-produced screenplays in Hollywood. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (no change from original review)


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