Into the Ashes Reviews

August 2, 2019
Good performances and atmosphere give way to an unsatisfying climax.
July 31, 2019
"Into the Ashes" is by no means a terrible film, but still fails to leave a lasting impression.
July 23, 2019
In terms of casting Into the Ashes is mounted with confidence and the performers flatter the material with unenforced gravitas.
July 22, 2019
An unsatisfying rural crime flick.
July 21, 2019
Even when dialogue sometimes slips into noir predictability, the charismatic cast, dark ambiance, and strong motivations propel involvement in the conflicted characters.
July 19, 2019
Revenge flicks can't get much staler than this.
July 19, 2019
Rather a slog...musters a grubby atmosphere but is otherwise a completely routine revenge tale, not unlike many that have come before.
July 19, 2019
...a good yarn filled with arresting visuals and solid performances.
July 19, 2019
Into the Ashes tells a blood-soaked story of violence, betrayal, and revenge that's so familiar that if one of the actors on the screen inexplicably forgot what to say, a viewer could feed them their lines without hesitation.
July 19, 2019
While Harvey does a fine job evoking the violent, character-driven crime pictures of the 1970s, he can't quite make "Into the Ashes" feel original enough to be vital.
July 19, 2019
In a strained attempt to be provocative, it too often replaces depth and complexity with brooding and macho posturing.
July 19, 2019
The filmmaker writes himself into a corner and decides to make himself comfortable there.
July 18, 2019
A capable cast abets the director, but the film's slow pace and half-hearted perspective shifts don't generate the gravitas that's clearly intended.
July 18, 2019
There is plenty of heat to burn and brand from a calmer temperature of cinematic coals.
July 18, 2019
It's the sluggish pacing and repetitiveness that cripples much of "From the Ashes," damaging what might've been an enlightening understanding of futility.
July 18, 2019
Utilizing every moment of the 97-minute runtime, Harvey offers something more than tricked-out gun fights, indestructible characters, and exposition-heavy dialogue.
July 17, 2019
The biggest problem with "Into the Ashes" is the time it wastes on moral dilemmas, when it's clear Nick has only one choice (and just as many shotguns). There is never any doubt where this is going, and the film takes far too long to get there.
July 16, 2019
Aaron Harvey is prone to pulling back from any moment that might give greater depth to his revenge tale.