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Two men square off over control of a motorcycle gang in this violent Australian crime drama from first-time director Stephen McCallum.

"While Knuck (screenwriter Matt Nable, known in North America for his role on the series Arrow) has been in prison, his surrogate son, Mark, nicknamed "Paddo" (Ryan Corr, Hacksaw Ridge) has minded the store. Paddo has modernized the activities of the club, expanded their enterprise, and brought in new members — all endeavours that threaten Knuck's position on his return. Both men are supported and influenced by their equally strong wives, each woman as rabidly ambitious for her husband as for herself. Tensions mount when Paddo's younger brother, Skink (Josh McConville, The Infinite Man), creates a problem for the club, and Paddo must choose between familial devotion or loyalty to Knuck and the club he heads." (Toronto International Film Festival)

2017Rating: MA15+, Strong themes, violence, sexual violence, sex scenes and coarse language92 minsAustralia
Crime
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Flicks, Blake Howard

Flicks, Blake Howard

flicks

Director Stephen McCallum’s deafening debut dives into the Australian biker underworld with a roar, grabbing that glamorised Sons of Anarchy image and bludgeoning it to death. The raw and disturbing Macbeth riff from writer and star Matt Nable has no sentimentality for the 'brotherhood' of the biker; instead power – sexual, physical and psychological – corrupts absolutely.

3.0

NOTHING REAL ABOUT THIS MOVIE

VERY LITTLE TO DO WITH A REAL 1%er

1.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Haven't we seen this movie before?

2.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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This Western Australian biker movie falls short of its ambitions, but at least it has some.

3.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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1% eventually runs aground when it becomes clear that these people are mostly genre clichés, leaving little room for surprise or nuance.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Nable's overly dense script spends too much time exploring the bikers' clashing motivations rather than provoking escalation among rival factions.

FilmInk

FilmInk

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...a gloriously rendered and assured debut feature...

Flicks, Blake Howard

Flicks, Blake Howard

flicks

Director Stephen McCallum’s deafening debut dives into the Australian biker underworld with a roar, grabbing that glamorised Sons of Anarchy image and bludgeoning it to death. The raw and disturbing Macbeth riff from writer and star Matt Nable has no sentimentality for the 'brotherhood' of the biker; instead power – sexual, physical and psychological – corrupts absolutely.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Haven't we seen this movie before?

2.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

This Western Australian biker movie falls short of its ambitions, but at least it has some.

3.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

1% eventually runs aground when it becomes clear that these people are mostly genre clichés, leaving little room for surprise or nuance.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Nable's overly dense script spends too much time exploring the bikers' clashing motivations rather than provoking escalation among rival factions.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...a gloriously rendered and assured debut feature...

NOTHING REAL ABOUT THIS MOVIE

VERY LITTLE TO DO WITH A REAL 1%er

1.0