DVD reviews: Biting realism

This week, we begin in Australia:

Ewan McGregor stars in this action-filled Australian crime drama as Brendan Lynch, a jailed convict who befriends a naive young prisoner, JR (Brenton Thwaites), and protects him from prison abuse.

But in return, JR, upon his release, must help Lynch and two other prisoners escape in a daring helicopter extraction. Afterward, JR unwittingly falls in with Brendan’s gang, a sadistic bunch who seem to do little more than plan their next heist.

In between, JR finds time to fall for the dangerous Tasha (Alicia Vikander), a femme fatale linked to the gang’s boss.

Julius Avery wrote and directed with an eye toward a fast pace and grim atmospherics.

DVD extras: director’s commentary and a 13-minute “making of” featurette.

 

Russell Madness Robert Vince directed and co-wrote this fanciful family tale from a script by a quartet of writers, of whom at least one was overly familiar with the wiles and endless

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