A gripping mix of friendship, violence and redemption erupts in the contemporary backwoods of the South in this gritty and moving adaptation of Larry Brown’s novel, starring Nicolas Cage.

Directed by David Gordon Green (‘Halloween’, ‘Pineapple Express’), the film brings Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage back to his indie roots in the title role as the hard-living, hot-tempered ex-con Joe Ransom, who is just trying to dodge his instincts for trouble – until he meets a kid who awakens in him a fierce and tender-hearted protector.

★★★★ “The performances (many from non-pros) are uniformly terrific” - David Hughes, Empire

★★★★ “Nicolas Cage cuts a brooding figure in this powerful slice of Southern Gothic realism” - Peter Bradshaw’s Film of the Week, The Guardian

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Runtime 124 Minutes
Release date 2014
  • Certification: 15