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Let Him Go (Blu-ray) review

Let Him Go (Blu-ray) review
« on: February 02, 2021, 11:30:53 AM »

Studio: Universal
Release Date: February 2, 2021
Rating: R
Film: 3.5/5
After their life is set off course following the tragic loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Costner) and his wife Margaret (Lane) leave their Montana ranch on a mission through the North Dakota desert to rescue their young grandson from a dangerous family living off the grid. Navigating tragedy and tumult, the couple soon discover that the Weboy family, a deep-rooted local clan led by ruthless matriarch Blanche (Academy Award® nominee Lesley Manville; Phantom Thread, Ordinary Love)  has no intention of letting the child go, forcing George and Margaret to ask how far they will go to fight for their family.
My Thoughts
New releases are quite rare these days, so beggars can’t be choosers when a solicitation comes into your email box. While I hadn’t heard of the film before, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane generally deliver the goods and I thought I’d give it a spin.
Out of the gate, the film sets itself up to be a slow burn and you can feel the tension start to build from the opening scene until things come to a head right before the last act. Margaret is obsessed with finding their grandson at all costs but George knows the family they are dealing with is extremely dangerous or things could get ugly fast—and they do!
Video 4/5
Audio 4/5 (Dolby TrueHD 5.1)
Special Features:
  • The Blackledges: Kevin Costner & Diane Lane
  • The Making of Let Him Go
  • Lighting the Way: Thomas Bezucha
  • Blu-ray + Digital Code

I found the film to be slightly better than average thriller, but like most films in the genre, the protagonist—or in this case protagonists—make some decisions that are certainly head scratching. The film is not very uplifting and at times can be downright depressing, but the ending is very much rooted in a semblance of reality, which gives it some authenticity. Recommended.

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Blu-ray Reviewer / Technical Writer
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Re: Let Him Go (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2021, 02:00:48 PM »
Will have to check it out :)
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Re: Let Him Go (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2021, 01:12:37 PM »

It was 4/5 for me Dave. I enjoyed its vibe from start to finish. Kevin Costner is still the man..


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