LET HIM GO - Review

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LET HIM GO
Rated: R
Release Date: November 6, 2020
Director: Thomas Bezucha
Stars: Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Kayli Carter, Jeffrey Donovan
Plot: A retired couple, dealing with the loss of their son, tries to rescue their only grandson from an abusive family
 
Clint Says: Save some money and see a matinee
 
 
I didn't really know what to expect going into this movie, but I know that I expected more than what I got. That isn't to say that this is a bad film, it just doesn't have a gripping, edge-of-your-seat plot to keep you engaged for almost two hours. 
 
This movie relies much more on emotion than action. It's odd in a way because the reality is that only three big things happen in the first 45 minutes, but  it doesn't feel like the movie is dragging. Yes, it does feel like a slow-moving story, but in doesn't feel like it gets bogged down or the story loses momentum. It's simply a slow burn. 
 
For the most part the acting is pretty solid. Diane Lane does a great job leading the cast, and Kevin Costner gives one of his better performances. (That's not saying a lot, since he is the same character in every film he does, but at least it fits in this movie).
 
If you are a fan of the slow, emotional tale then this is a film that you will want to see. If you saw the trailer for this and you were excited to see a couple of grandparents act like Rambo for two hours, you are going to be disappointed. This isn't the kind of film that will win a ton of awards, but it is still one worth seeing. 

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