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Uncle John (2015)



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John (John Ashton) is a kindly, well-liked old man in a small rural town. John has just killed a man named Dutch. Dutch had done a lot of bad things to a lot of nice people. Nobody in town would think to implicate John - nobody but Danny (Ronnie Gene Blevens), Dutch's violent drunk of a brother. John's nephew Ben (Alex Moffat) arrives from Chicago on an impromptu trip to his hometown as his uncle struggles to evade Danny's growing suspicions and looming threats. In this masterfully acted tale of small-town intrigue, one man's need for revenge may cost many more their lives. - (C) FilmBuff

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Critic Reviews for Uncle John

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

The movie's small, but Ashton keeps us watching and listening.

September 24, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The kind of polished, understated throb in the temple that gives independent, low-budget filmmaking a good reputation. Uncle John is meticulously observed and startlingly good.

September 24, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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The two mostly unrelated stories culminate in a climactic crosscutting of sex and violence that borders on farcical.

September 17, 2015 | Full Review…

"Uncle John" is so subtle, so exquisitely paced and so determined not to go in any of the obvious directions that it's hard to believe the film is Steven Piet's first feature.

September 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Thanks to Ashton's brilliant, career-defining performance, we're made to see that the only thing worse than doing evil deeds is being nice enough to feel guilty about them.

September 15, 2015 | Full Review…

Ashton has worked steadily for years, but with Uncle he finally gets a career-defining role, flat-out knocking it out of the park with his quiet, slow-boiling performance.

May 20, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Uncle John


John Ashton gives a great performance, a master class presentation of a guy who keeps his emotions in check no matter what, in this quiet little beauty about murder in a small town. Solid filmmaking despite being too long by about a half hour.

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