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Son of a Gun

HD   R

Julius Avery

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About the Movie

During a six-month stint inside a West Australian prison, rookie criminal JR (BRENTON THWAITES) meets the smart and enigmatic Brendan Lynch (EWAN McGREGOR). In exchange for protection on the inside, JR agrees to help Brendan get outside, hooking up with the influential Sam Lennox (JACEK KOMAN), hot-headed nephew Josh (TOM BUDGE) and his mysterious Eastern European girl Tasha (ALICIA VIKANDER). Becoming a father-like mentor to JR, Brendan convinces him to join on another high stakes job - robbing a Kalgoorlie gold mine. Operating on information from Sam, the team, including stunt driver Chris (NASH EDGERTON) Sterlo, and Josh attempt the impossible, busting into a super pit and stealing bars of gold just after they are poured. With millions of dollars and lives at stake, it’s hard to tell whom JR can trust, and whose side each player is actually on. And with his feelings for Tasha increasing, and his faith in Brendan decreasing, JR must figure out his next move… before its check, mate.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 65
  • Fresh: 41
  • Rotten: 24
  • Average Rating: 5.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: "Son of a Gun" adds to the mystique that Australian crime films are meaner, nastier and more brutish than their American counterparts. But it changes style roughly every half-hour. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Jan 22, 2015

Fresh: Aussie writer-director Julius Avery's over-plotted feature debut is a gritty crime flick that crackles with menace and explores the age-old question of whether there's honor among thieves. – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly, Jan 14, 2015

Fresh: At best, the pic serves as a showy grab-bag of thriller varieties for which the helmer demonstrates equal aptitude; at worst, it points to a narrative attention span that hasn't yet evolved from his award-winning short film work. – Guy Lodge, Variety, Oct 20, 2014

Fresh: From here, the film begins its rapid slide into absurdity, invoking every action movie cliche imaginable. – Geoffrey Macnab, Independent (UK), Jan 29, 2015

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Customer Reviews

A Poor Mans The Town..

Solid film, great acting by up and comer Thwaites and Ewan McGregory is always good. Watch it, you'd be surprised and Australia always churns out good crime thrillers.

Brenton Thwaites

Love Brenton! This definitely is much different from his other roles and he plays it well. Recommend this to anyone looking for a crime thriller or love Brenton ;)

Keeps you going

Great film, solid story and great actors. Takes are very well made, lots of suspense and action.

Son of a Gun
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 2015

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