In the Focus Features presentation of ‘Let Him Go,’ following the loss of their son, a retired sheriff and his wife leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas.
‘Let Him Go’ is a very captivating, effective dramatic thriller that is really well done. This compelling feature delivers some very emotional moments that show a husband and wife dealing with the unexpected loss of their son. But, once their grandson and his mother quickly disappear, the thrilling moments kick into high gear.
The second half of the film delivers lots of heart-pounding moments and thrills once they try to rescue their grandson. All the thrills and suspense lead to a conclusion that you will not see coming. The acting in the film is also very great and actress Lesley Manville steals the show as the dangerous family’s matriarch.
There is one scene in the film that involves the grandparents and her performance in that scene was quite calm and chilling at the same time.
So, come on down to the Dietrich and don’t miss ‘Let Him Go.’ Filled with very thrilling excitement, some emotional drama and just a touch of suspense at some parts, this dramatic thriller is one feature film that you do not want to miss.
The cast: Diane Lane (Serenity) as Margaret Blackledge, Kevin Costner (TVs Yellowstone; The Art of Racing in the Rain) as George Blackledge, Kayli Carter (FXs Mrs. America) as Lorna Blackledge, Booboo Stewart (TVs Descendants 3) as Peter Dragswolf, Jeffrey Donovan (Honest Thief) as Bill Weboy, Will Brittain as Donnie Weboy, Ryan Bruce as James Blackledge, Adam Stafford as Marvin Weboy, Connor MacKay as Elton Weboy, Bradley Stryker (Cold Pursuit) as Sheriff Nevelson and Lesley Manville (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil; Phantom Thread) as Blanche Meboy.
‘Let Him Go’ is written and directed by Thomas Bezucha, who has also directed the comedies ‘Monte Carlo’ and ‘The Family Stone.’
‘Let Him Go’ is based on the highly acclaimed novel of the same name written by author Larry Watson. The acclaimed novel was published in September 2013. The film was announced in February 2019 and filming began that April in Calgary.
The film was previously scheduled to be released on Aug. 21, but was delayed due to the COVID pandemic.
‘Let Him Go’ has received mainly positive reviews from critics. The film opened at the Dietrich on Nov. 6 and will be at the theater for a few weeks. Make sure to check the theater website for showtimes.
‘Let Him Go’ is rated R for violence and has a running time of 114 minutes.
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