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"Sometimes revenge is the only answer."
  • R
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.3  (10,657)

Blackway is a 2015 film directed by Daniel Alfredson, starring Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, and Ray Liotta. The movie is based on the novel “Go with Me” by Castle Freeman Jr. It is a thriller movie set in a small town in Pacific Northwest where gritty underworld rules over people's lives. In the movie, we see a woman (Lillian) who returns to her hometown after the death of her mother. She wants to sell her mother's home and start a new life somewhere else. However, things take a sinister turn when she is confronted by Blackway (Ray Liotta), a local crime lord, who begins to harass her.

The town sheriff (Anthony Hopkins), who is retiring soon, tells her that he can't do anything to stop Blackway. Stiles is scared and feels helpless, but she refuses to back down. She decides to take action and goes in search of someone who will stand up to Blackway. Her search leads her to a former logger, Lester (Hal Holbrook), who is deeply respected in the community.

Lester advises her to seek the help of a man named Whizzer (Thomas Cocquerel), who can lead her to someone who has the skills to take on Blackway. However, Whizzer turns out to be a drug addict and is of no real help. Nonetheless, with the help of Nate (Alexander Ludwig), a young man whom Lillian meets in a bar, she finds a man capable of challenging Blackway.

The movie takes a dark turn as the search for the enigmatic Blackway progresses. Lillian and her allies encounter several hiccups and obstacles on their way, including a run-in with Blackway's thugs. To make matters worse, Lillian discovers that one of her companions has been working with Blackway all along.

The movie expertly navigates through the moral struggles of several characters, each with their own crosses to bear. Ray Liotta, known for his iconic roles in “Goodfellas” and “Hannibal,” pulls off an excellent performance as the sadistic Blackway. Anthony Hopkins, as always, is at ease as the retiring lawman who knows each and every corner of the town.

Julia Stiles, however, is the real standout of the movie. She plays Lillian with incredible conviction and delivers some of the most memorable dialogues of the movie. Her character is vulnerable yet strong-willed, and Stiles skillfully jumps between these personality traits throughout.

Overall, Blackway is an intriguing thriller that delves deep into its characters' psyche. The film is fast-paced, dark, and nuanced, with an excellent performance by its lead cast. The movie is beautifully shot, and the cinematography captures the hauntingly beautiful Pacific Northwest region to perfection.

In conclusion, if you are in the mood for an action-packed, character-driven thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, Blackway is just the movie for you. It has everything you could want from an indie thriller - great acting, unpredictable plot twists, and stunning landscapes.

Blackway is a 2016 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

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    5.3  (10,657)