Tripwire Reviews Film Those Who Wish Me Dead On Blu Ray And DVD Now

Lacking A Little Spark

Tripwire’s editor-in-chief Joel Meadows takes a look at Tyler Sheridan’s Those Who Wish Me Dead, out now on DVD and Blu-ray…

Those Who Wish Me Dead
Director: Tyler Sheridan
Stars: Angelina Jolie, Nicholas Hoult, Finn Little, Jon Bernthal, Aidan Gillen, Jake Weber

Director Taylor Sheridan is an actor-director whose past CV includes Sicario, Wind River and Hell Or High Water. It was with the last film on that list that he really made an impact. A modern Western with an exceptional cast that included Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine, Hell Or High Water was an old-fashioned quality police chase film that wouldn’t have felt out of place in the 1970s.

Since then, he has worked on Sicario 2: Soldado and TV show The Last Cowboy.

Those Who Wish Me Dead is a far more conventional piece telling the story of young boy Connor (Finn Little), who witnesses the murder of his father Owen (Jake Weber) and is forced to hide out in the wilderness. Connor is pursued by the psychotic Jack (Gillen) and his sidekick Patrick (Hoult) and all he has for protection are the local sheriff, Ethan (Bernthal) and firefighter Hannah (Jolie). 

 

There was an emotional honesty to Hell Or High Water and a sense of subverting the usual fare there which is absent here. It isn’t a poorly made film by any means and a strong cast including Gillen who is wonderfully unhinged, Bernthal, whose tough guy act always connects with the audience and even Jolie helps to lift this beyond just a conventional action thriller. Sheridan with his director of photography Ben Richardson really utilise the wilderness to add to the taut sense of drama here.

It is just a shame because the director’s previous effort showed that he could achieve so much more with the right script and the right project.

Those Who Wish Me Dead is a solid if a little unremarkable film with an ending that wraps things up a little too neatly especially after a scene earlier on which foreshadows how the film could have ended.

Those Who Wish Me Dead is out now on Blu-ray and DVD

Here’s the film’s trailer

 

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Lacking A Little Spark Tripwire’s editor-in-chief Joel Meadows takes a look at Tyler Sheridan’s Those Who Wish Me Dead, out now on DVD and Blu-ray… Those Who Wish Me Dead Director: Tyler Sheridan Stars: Angelina Jolie, Nicholas Hoult, Finn Little, Jon Bernthal, Aidan Gillen, Jake Weber Director Taylor Sheridan is an actor-director whose past CV
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