Son of a Gun

Son of a Gun
  • 2014
  • Australia
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Julius Avery
  • Cast: Brenton Thwaites, Ewan McGregor, Alicia Vikander
  • UK release: 30 January 2015

When JR (Thwaites) is locked up for a misdemeanour, he gets protected by notorious criminal Brendan (McGregor) but finds out that Brendan's protection has a price. Clichéd Aussie crime story, in which an actress as good as Vikander is reduced to mere eye-candy; a dull and derivative misfire.

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Son of a Gun

26 Jan 20152 stars

Misfiring Australian crime flick starring Ewan McGregor and Brenton Thwaites

Locked up for a misdemeanour, naïve young Aussie JR (Brenton Thwaites) only survives his hellish prison experience under the wing of notorious criminal Brendan Lynch (Ewan McGregor). Brendan’s protection doesn’t come for free, however, and JR soon finds…

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When the country's most notorious criminal offers you protection in jail and your next best offer is a shiv in the back, there’s only one realistic answer. So when career crook Brendan Lynch takes 19-year old JR under his wing, greater danger inevitably…

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