Thumper Reviews

  • Sep 04, 2019

    It's not the movie you'd expect, but a very gritty movie about high school life, drug use, and how people's shitty lives lead them down a path ALL characters didn't see for themselves. It's on Netflix, so watch it. It has its moments of tension, and an ending that is real as life can be.

    It's not the movie you'd expect, but a very gritty movie about high school life, drug use, and how people's shitty lives lead them down a path ALL characters didn't see for themselves. It's on Netflix, so watch it. It has its moments of tension, and an ending that is real as life can be.

  • Nov 22, 2018

    One star. That's all you need to know about this movie. It is one star.

    One star. That's all you need to know about this movie. It is one star.

  • Aug 14, 2018

    Excellent movie. Extremely well done with strong performances.

    Excellent movie. Extremely well done with strong performances.

  • Apr 07, 2018

    The performances are believable, but the plot turns aren't.

    The performances are believable, but the plot turns aren't.

  • Mar 19, 2018

    Strengths: Here's a film that breathes on the performances of the cast. Eliza Taylor (Kat), of The 100 fame, is stellar in the lead role. She's vulnerable, tough, and sympathetic. You want to root for her in every scene, even with her flaws. Pablo Schreiber (Wyatt) is a strong antagonist, playing something similar to his show stealing work in Den of Thieves. There's an intensity behind what he does without going over the top. It's a tough balancing act. The pacing of the film is great and the cinematography is something that will probably go overlooked. The film is the right amount of dark and gritty, while managing to look good. The supporting cast of Lena Headey (Ellen), Daniel Webber (Beaver) and Grant Harvey (Troy) all did fine work. Weaknesses: The plot and premise aren't very original. The indie film take on the drug world is tried and true, leading to this movie following a few tropes. The concept plays out like a more serious take on 21 Jump Street. I took some issue with the ending. I'm okay with something open-ended or unhappy, but this felt empty. Kat gives up her undercover cop life, mostly to be with her son. Our final scenes with her show the kid being a brat and running away from her the first chance he gets. That's fine, to show that this won't be easy, but there's not even a hint that what she did was the right move. Furthermore, there's not really any closure for some of the other characters. Overall: Not the most original of films, but one that gets by on high quality acting. The cast all do some of their best work and carry this thing. There's some good work by the director as well. The ending leaves a lot to be desired, though.

    Strengths: Here's a film that breathes on the performances of the cast. Eliza Taylor (Kat), of The 100 fame, is stellar in the lead role. She's vulnerable, tough, and sympathetic. You want to root for her in every scene, even with her flaws. Pablo Schreiber (Wyatt) is a strong antagonist, playing something similar to his show stealing work in Den of Thieves. There's an intensity behind what he does without going over the top. It's a tough balancing act. The pacing of the film is great and the cinematography is something that will probably go overlooked. The film is the right amount of dark and gritty, while managing to look good. The supporting cast of Lena Headey (Ellen), Daniel Webber (Beaver) and Grant Harvey (Troy) all did fine work. Weaknesses: The plot and premise aren't very original. The indie film take on the drug world is tried and true, leading to this movie following a few tropes. The concept plays out like a more serious take on 21 Jump Street. I took some issue with the ending. I'm okay with something open-ended or unhappy, but this felt empty. Kat gives up her undercover cop life, mostly to be with her son. Our final scenes with her show the kid being a brat and running away from her the first chance he gets. That's fine, to show that this won't be easy, but there's not even a hint that what she did was the right move. Furthermore, there's not really any closure for some of the other characters. Overall: Not the most original of films, but one that gets by on high quality acting. The cast all do some of their best work and carry this thing. There's some good work by the director as well. The ending leaves a lot to be desired, though.

  • Feb 25, 2018

    This film has nothing new to say and will be forgotten not too long after watching but you wont be bored while watching it.

    This film has nothing new to say and will be forgotten not too long after watching but you wont be bored while watching it.

  • Feb 25, 2018

    Pretty good. Nothing original about the story, but is well executed and thrilling. Great performances bring it together, especially Schreiber.

    Pretty good. Nothing original about the story, but is well executed and thrilling. Great performances bring it together, especially Schreiber.

  • Feb 15, 2018

    No real plot, I really like Pablo Schreiber but this was a waste of time. Everyone else was trying to hard to act. Wish I could have my 93 minutes back.

    No real plot, I really like Pablo Schreiber but this was a waste of time. Everyone else was trying to hard to act. Wish I could have my 93 minutes back.

  • Feb 13, 2018

    Nail biter from beginning to end. Must see!

    Nail biter from beginning to end. Must see!

  • Nov 28, 2017

    Real, raw and emotional. It's a movie that makes you think. Well acted and directed, Pablo Schreiber is fantastic.

    Real, raw and emotional. It's a movie that makes you think. Well acted and directed, Pablo Schreiber is fantastic.