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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Red Hill (2010)

A modern day Aussie Western shot in just twenty-four days on a modest budget, written, directed, produced and edited by Patrick Hughes.
Even though the actual story echoes works that many people will have seen before—a youthful city-boy police officer (Ryan Kwanten) relocates to the titular town and experiences a first day on the job that's more eventful (i.e. more blood-filled) than he was expecting—it's successfully tight and the love put into the production feels authentic, accompanied throughout by a no-frills musical score that does its job perfectly the majority of the time.
The most memorable player is the man with a score to settle (Tom E. Lewis), characteristically silent and looking as mean as all fuck.

3½ community dogs out of 5

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