It’s a rare day in the world when I get excited about an Australian film. This reminds me of ‘Two Hands’ but updated for today’s audiences.
“When JR (Brenton Thwaites) is sent to prison for a minor crime, he becomes the apprentice to Brendan Lynch (Ewan McGregor), Australia’s public enemy number one. When JR helps Brendan break out, they go on the run and form a complex co-dependent relationship. JR quickly learns in the criminal world, life is like a game of chess. To gain control, you have to stay a few moves ahead of your opponent. Lose that control, and you risk becoming a pawn in their very dangerous game.”
Ewan McGregor looks great here, I don’t think I have ever seen him in a villain role.