An accident. A cover-up. A bag of money. We’re checking out the new to Blu-ray thriller "A Single Shot" out Jan. 14 from Well Go USA Home Entertainment. We review the cover up options below.
Title: "A Single Shot"
Cast: Sam Rockwell, Jeffrey Wright, William H. Macy
Director: David M. Rosenthal
Runtime: 116 minutes
Release Company: Well Go USA Home Entertainment
The Flick: "A Single Shot" has a lot in common with the 1998 Sam Raimi helmed "A Simple Plan" where an unsuspecting gent in need of loot comes across a bunch of money and it leads to complications. What does separate the two films is Shot’s Sam Rockwell starts the ball rolling by accidently killing the owner while hunting. I’m a big Rockwell fan, but his one-note performance here is merely okay and frankly the supporting cast outshines him. Jeffrey Wright as his downtrodden friend, William H. Macy as a slimy lawyer and even the quietly effective Jason Isaacs as local heavy Waylon all add flavor to the thriller fire. A tad slow, familiar and overly moody, "A Single Shot" like the moral consequences of its lead character, consists of good and bad.
Best Feature: There’s a one-stop shop 'Making Of' that adds a little insight on the novel turned flick aspects.
Best Hidden Gem: Love the highly underused Ophelia Lovibond playing Abbie a gal who becomes infatuated with Rockwell’s quiet loner.
Worth the Moola: If you haven’t seen "A Simple Plan" yet...go out and rent it. (Then rent this after!)