Cut Bank (2014)
Director: Matt Shakman
Screenplay: Roberto Patino
Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Billy Bob Thorton, Bruce Dern, John Malkovich and Michael Stuhlbarg.
The Pitch: “Do you like movies like Blood Simple and Fargo…”
Tagline: Good Folks. Bad Deeds.
The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…
Dwayne McLaren dreams of getting out of Cut Bank, a small town with little promise. When McLaren and his girlfriend accidentally video the murder of a postal worker, they may have stumbled on their ticket out. The $100,000 reward money offered by the postal service would be life-changing money.
But all is not as it seems.
The postal worker was set to deliver a parcel that a man is willing to kill to get and perhaps the postal worker’s killing wasn’t a murder at all. Who is scamming who?
Cut Bank features great cast and a story with plenty of twists. I was surprised how good it is. Although I’ve posted the trailer below, I suggest you skip it and go straight to the movie. (Some of the twists are given away in the trailer. Go in cold and enjoy!)