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Screener Squad: Run With The Hunted

Run With The Hunted Movie Review


Writer/director John Swab gravitates towards grim tales about people on the margins of society, and his second film “Run with the Hunted” is no exception. It revolves around Oscar; a good kid who commits murder to protect his best friend. Fearing the consequences, Oscar runs away from home and joins a gang of juvenile delinquents who teach him how to survive on the mean streets of Tulsa, OK. Flash forward 15 years later and Oscar (Michael Pitt) is a career criminal with his own gang of street kids, a neck tattoo, and a truly awful haircut. If that wasn’t bad enough, Oscar’s childhood friend has been conducting her own private investigation into his disappearance all those years ago, and that puts Oscar on a collision course with a corrupt cop and Oscar’s own mentor, a local crime boss played by Ron Perlman. With a solid cast of veteran character actors, and a strong regional flavor, there’s a lot of potential in this Midwestern take on the Oliver Twist story, but did our reviewers find it artful, or should you dodge it altogether? Our very own crew of delinquent urchins, Marco, Adrian, and Santiago are here to tell you all about it.



STARRING: Michael Pitt, Sam Quartin, Ron Perlman, Mark Boone Junior, William Forsythe, Dree Hemingway, Kylie Rogers, Isiah Whitlock, Jr.

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