NNWIJ: The Horseman (2008)

Director: Steven Kastrissios

Notable Cast: Peter Marshall, Caroline Marohasy

Rating: R

In Australia, there was a film maker who directed, produced, wrote, and edited a revenge flick that is amassing acclaim along the festival circuit.  This is not a film for the weak, but is a special watch because of the emotion invested into the plot.  Meet Christian (Marshall).  He is an exterminator.  He was a father.  He’s also hellbent on making every single man pay who was involved in the death of his poor daughter who O.D.’ed after deciding to be part of a porno to score a little dough.  His daughter was left for dead after being given some drugs to relax her for the shoot.  Well, now the scum-bags involved will wish they picked a new line of work because Christian won’t stop driving until he finds every single last one of them, armed with his trusty tool kid and exterminator gear.  He also meets up with a young hitch hiker named Alice (Marohasy), whom becomes somewhat of a daughter figure to him as he drives along the countryside basically taking care of her.  Alice helps the film become more emotional for that fact, evoking feelings in Christian keeping him somewhat human and separating The Horseman from becoming your usual run of the mill revenge flick.  It is a tad bit excessive on the violence, or actually torture, and might be a bit brutal at times, but if you are into the revenge genre this is more of a throwback to 70’s or 80’s revenge dramas that will definitely strike some interest.

Netflix Rating: 4/5


About Matt Donato

I love all things film. I'll watch any genre, any actor, at any time. This whole film critic thing is a passionate hobby for now which I'm balancing with working in the business world, but hey, someday, who knows?
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