A revenge thriller, though not as we know it, as a drifter seeks to right a family wrong has echoes of early Coen brothers. He is stumbling down a preordained path more in fear than anger as each act of revenge or survival is tearing more of him and his family apart. This gripping and gruelling work doesn’t wallow in the glory of violence but involves us in its futility and terrible repercussions.


Jeremy Saulnier

USA 2013 90m