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Cut Bank (2014)

R | | Thriller | 3 April 2015 (USA)
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A young man's life is unraveled after witnessing a murder that he filmed in his rural town of Cut Bank.

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Orson McClaren
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Dwayne McLaren has been looking for a way out of his small town upbringing of CUT BANK, MT since he graduated high school several years earlier. When he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time, he jumps at a chance to pursue a better life in a bigger city with his girlfriend Cassandra. But luck doesn't exist in Cut Bank, and this perceived good fortune is quickly followed by a flood of bad karma. Written by anonymous

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Good Folks. Bad Deeds.

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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3 April 2015 (USA)  »

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Cut Bank: Assassinato por Encomenda  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Partially filmed in Innisfree, Alberta, Canada See more »

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When Derby pulls into the post office, he pulls in directly beside the pickup, with the yellow newspaper box near the right fender of the car. When he stops, there is a space between his car and the pickup and the newspaper box is to the left of his car. See more »

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[first lines]
Georgie Wits: Mrs. Margaret! Look at that pretty brooch.
Margaret: Aren't you so kind. You have yourself a lovely day, Mr. Georgie Wits.
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Written and performed by Christopher Wray
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An engaging noir film in the tradition of the Coen brothers
27 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

"Cut Bank" is a moody noir mystery/thriller that deserves much better reviews than the middling critiques it has received. It is evocative of Coen brothers films like "Fargo," "Blood Simple" and "The Ladykillers," but manages to be original and unpredictable. Performances by the top-notch cast are low-key, but credible. The atmosphere is suitably dreary, desolate and depressing. Technical aspects are adequate, if not inspired.

The denouement is emotionally satisfying if one puts ones brain on hold and ignores everything one knows about forensic science. The film offers a flimsy rationale based on the small town setting, but it still tests the limits of the audience's willful suspension of disbelief. However, other events are well-grounded. The motives and capabilities of the villain are a bit over the top, but not so much as to distract.

Overall it is an engaging and original noir film with excellent performances by a talented cast.


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