Shot Caller

Shot Caller

Shot Caller

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau goes from privileged suburban family man to hardened ex-con in this crime thriller from the director of Felon.

Recently released from prison, a gang member (Coster-Waldau) finds himself forced by his leaders to orchestrate a major crime with a rival gang.

2017Rating: MA15+, Strong violence and coarse language121 minsUSA
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Shot Caller / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Waugh forgoes cheap action-movie gimmicks, offering up instead a haunting psychological portrait of an intelligent man forced to completely reinvent himself before he can even dream of seeking redemption for his previous sins.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

"Shot Caller" effectively conveys the vise grip of Jacob's options, but that doesn't make it less ludicrous from scene to scene.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Despite its unabashed fondness for clichés and tired tropes, “Shot Caller” mostly succeeds in its aims because of Waugh’s sober, matter-of-fact approach to the material.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

It always feels like an exercise instead of an examination, a flow chart of bad decisions and explosive violence that may not glorify the poisonous nature of hard time but rarely skims below the surface of what it means to break bad.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Coster-Waldau ... conveys a strong masculine presence in both sections of the film, and it is fascinating to watch his transformation from privileged family man to hardened con.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

A respectable workhorse, committed to its ethos, ruggedly constructed, and well-acted…

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