A Single Shot is an upcoming thriller film directed by David M. Rosenthal which stars Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Ted Levine and Kelly Reilly. This new film is about a hunter John Moon (Rockwell) who was recently separated from his family and must cope with the poverty in upstate New York by poaching in the wilderness. He then finds himself shooting and wounding a deer but is startled by a noise in another direction and shoots. He then finds out that what he shot isn’t the bounty he’s been tracking but a teenage girl. Panicking by the sudden turn of events, he searches the area and finds the girl’s belongings and $100,000. He then hides the girl’s body and takes the cash only to find out that he will be involved in a deadly cat and mouse game with the criminals wanting their money back. A Single Shot will surely keep audiences at the edge of their seats with this plot. Check out other news for this new film below:
“A Single Shot: Fresh and Captivating
If crime cinema has taught us anything, it’s that, should you unexpectedly stumble upon a large stash of cash, it’s best to leave it exactly where you found it. John Moon (Sam Rockwell), however, is seemingly unfamiliar with this basic rule, and as such gets himself into the very type of messy, murderous trouble that always comes from giving into imprudent avaricious impulses. A reasonably sturdy, if overly familiar, bit of backwoods neo-noir, David M. Rosenthal’s A Single Shot is set in motion after John—out illegally hunting in the mountains one misty morning—accidentally shoots and kills a woman and, while attempting to hide her body, finds in her possessions a lockbox full of $100 bills. Already a poacher by nature, John takes the money, hoping it will help him win back his estranged wife, Moira (Kelly Reilly), who’s left with their young son. Yet by using a few of the pilfered Benjamins with a shady local lawyer (William H. Macy) he hires to help prevent a divorce from taking place, John unwittingly leaves a trail back to himself which the loot’s real owners—a couple of tattooed thugs with little time for niceties—soon follow.
Written with evocative sparseness by Matthew F. Jones, based on his own novel, A Single Shot is similar to many of its genre predecessors, spinning a tale—which also comes to include John’s old drunken friend, Simon (Jeffrey Wright, acting with one eye perpetually shut by alcohol)—in which John winds up increasingly incapable of extricating himself from the mess his theft has caused. Shots of fog rolling over a mountain range or blood mixing with dirty water help underline the nasty murkiness enveloping John, while much of the action proper is handled in silence or via curt dialogue that eschews anything approaching statements of theme. That sort of understatement is mirrored by Rockwell, who, in a shaggy beard, baseball cap, and layers of shirts and jackets, embodies John with a quiet outward calm that belies the character’s increasing panic and desperation over the quicksand in which he’s slowly sinking.”
The rest of the article can be read at Slant Magazine by clicking here.
A Single Shot is scheduled to be released in cinemas on September 20th 2013.
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