Cut Bank Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 9011

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 14

Theatrical Release Date: 04/03/2015

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 05/26/2015

Language: English

Genre: Thriller

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Matt Shakman

Actors: Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Billy Bob Thornton, John Malkovich, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bruce Dern

Plot: A man looking to escape the dead-end town he calls home thinks he has stumbled upon the perfect opportunity to leave town for a bigger city with his girlfriend. But things soon take a turn for the worst as he realizes the town isn't so willing to let him go. -- Chris Kavan

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Snoogans
Snoogans
Movie God

Rating of
2.5/4

Sufficient Low-Grade Caper

Snoogans - wrote on 07/16/2015

A bevy of solid, recognizable actors in an above mediocre caper film. The plot initially unravels with a new character revelation in every other scene. You see the inner workings of this crime, and every person's role, as the film progresses. I always like this approach. It's done best in movies like 'Wild Things'. However, this is no 'Wild Things'. Most of the secrets are given up by the halfway point. The rest divulges into a standard thriller complete with an unrealistic serial killer character that feels wedged in. His secret is more of a goof. I found it entertaining, but I lost my investment of seeing this crime play out when things switched gears. More memorable characters and humor could've helped with what the movie was going for. Decent rental for those interested.

ikkegoemikke
ikkegoemikke
Movie God

Rating of
2.5/4

A humorous mystery crime

ikkegoemikke - wrote on 06/10/2015

"Hi! Welcome to Cut Bank, Montana, where the Rockies meet the Plains. My name's Cassandra Steeley, and I'd like to show you my town full of cheer and wonted kindness."

After reading a few reviews (which I normally ostentatiously refuse to do, just to avoid influence) it seemed that "Cut Bank" is very similar to the famous movie "Fargo" made by the Coen brothers. Although I'm a huge film buff and watched quite some movies, I must admit that I've never seen this infamous film. Should I be ashamed and did I miss a milestone in the history of movies ? Probably yes. But on the other hand I could watch this odd movie unprejudiced. The fact that two leading actors starred in the television series based on the Coen's flagship, probably influenced the forming of an opinion for some. For me, as …

Chris Kavan
Chris Kavan
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

Small Town, Big Trouble

Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/19/2015

Cut Bank is Coen Brothers-esque thriller/mystery set in the small town of Cut Bank, MT (the coldest spot in the nation!). While it might not have the same impact as, say, Fargo, thanks to a strong cast it pulls its weight and spins a harrowing tale that once again proves the best laid plans of mice and men oft go astray.

Dwayne (Liam Hemsworth) wants nothing more than to leave the town behind, hopefully with his girlfriend, Cassandra (Teresa Palmer) joining him. She is practicing to hopefully become the next "Miss Cut Bank". He has a dead-end job working for Big Stan (Billy Bob Thorton) while his father is near death. One day while out in the field while filming his girlfriend for her pageant number he catches a murder of the local mail carrier (Bruce Dern). Local sheriff Vogel (John …

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