Hellion

Hellion

Hellion

Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) stars in this indie drama as a loving, yet troubled, father and widower whose grieving has led to parental neglect. The situation becomes critical when one son’s volatile actions leads to the younger son being taken into custody.

"13-year-old Jacob is spiraling out of control. The motocross-obsessed teenager’s delinquent behavior pushes his family to the brink of collapse. All hell breaks loose when Jacob enlists his younger brother, Wes, as a partner in crime. Still reeling from his wife’s death, Jacob’s dad, Hollis, has all but abandoned his sons... Hellion is set in southeastern Texas where the flames and lights of refineries frame the skyline and create a haunting backdrop for this fractured family of motherless men." (Sundance Film Festival)

SXSW Gamechanger Award (Special Mention), SXSW Film Festival 2014
2014Rating: M94 minsUSA
DramaThriller
76%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Unpacks the inner turmoil behind acts of trespassing, vandalism and spontaneous aggression that threaten to send young Jacob down the wrong path in life.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Features a fair share of forced drama.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The whole film seems to be running in place.

0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Lingers for most of its running time in a betwixt-and-between place, never becoming either the sublime character sketch or the overripe melodrama it alternately promises to be.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Absorbing and not without pathos, [but] there's insufficient insight or shape to the screenplay.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Unpacks the inner turmoil behind acts of trespassing, vandalism and spontaneous aggression that threaten to send young Jacob down the wrong path in life.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Features a fair share of forced drama.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The whole film seems to be running in place.

0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Lingers for most of its running time in a betwixt-and-between place, never becoming either the sublime character sketch or the overripe melodrama it alternately promises to be.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Absorbing and not without pathos, [but] there's insufficient insight or shape to the screenplay.

0

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