High on the Hog

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"Pack it tight."
  • R
  • 2019
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 3.5  (276)

High on the Hog is a 2019 American independent action-comedy film that stars the legendary Sid Haig. This film also stars other veteran actors such as Joe Estevez and Robert Z'Dar. With direction by Tony Wash, the movie embarks with the adventures of big brother Barry and his estranged little brother Kyle. Barry is leading a high-class lifestyle in New York City when he is suddenly informed of his father's death. He then returns to his old stomping grounds in Missouri, accompanied by his younger brother Kyle, to assume his duties as the new family patriarch.

The Missouri town that Barry returns to, however, is far from ordinary, and is riddled with drugs, corruption, and guns - things that are completely alien to him. After assuming his role as the new patriarch, he inherits an illegal marijuana farm that ends up creating problems far bigger than he had ever anticipated. Alongside a motley crew of misfits, including Wayne, a clairvoyant biker, Barry decides to take on the corrupt local law enforcement and save the town from the hands of the drug lords.

The movie's plot is punctuated with dark humor, witty one-liners, and some martial arts action, as the brothers navigate through a web of danger and intrigue in High on the Hog. The film has received critical acclaim for its exceptional performances, engaging storyline, and thrilling stunts. It's a testament to the fact that the spirit of independent movies still thrives in Hollywood, with the courage of taking on genre-bending narratives that blend together substance with style.

Sid Haig portrays essentially an extended cameo as a character simply known as "Mr. Lou" - one of those role that only he could occupy with his signature charisma and confidence. Estevez, bringing in his reliable acting chops, plays the notorious character of Manuel, the drug kingpin, who stands between Barry and his ultimate goal. Z’Dar plays the role of Deputy Parrish, who investigates the murders that take place throughout the movie. Supporting the acting powerhouse is a fantastic cast of talented actors such as Fiona Domenica, Adam Budron, and Siarra T. Mong, who lend themselves to the different roles that give the movie its unique flavor.

One of the strengths of High on the Hog is the well-rounded character development that is so rare in genre cinema. The actors have used their respective roles to showcase their acting skills and create a narrative that is both intriguing and relatable. This quality adds to the film's ability to keep the viewer hooked onto the edge of their seat right up to the very end.

The film's soundtrack, by Zoe Poledouris-Roche, who is a known figure in the music industry, creates an ambiance of nostalgia - it transports the early 90s - those splatter movies that were loved by the addicted cinema goers. The score seamlessly blends in with the movie's narrative, and creates an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation.

In conclusion, High on the Hog is a nuanced and challenging movie, much like the genre to which it belongs - an independent action-comedy that retains the heart and soul of a good thriller. The film's well-written characters, talented cast of actors, and an engaging storyline make it just as entertaining as it is a valuable contribution to the genre. The excellent direction, music, and cinematography add to the overall authenticity of the endeavor, making it a must-watch for any fanatic of the genre.

High on the Hog is a 2019 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.5.

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    3.5  (276)