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Let Him Go (2020)

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A retired sheriff and his wife, grieving over the death of their son, set out to find their only grandson.

Director:

Thomas Bezucha

Writers:

Thomas Bezucha (written for the screen by), Larry Watson (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Lane ... Margaret Blackledge
Kevin Costner ... George Blackledge
Kayli Carter ... Lorna Blackledge
Ryan Bruce ... James Blackledge
Otto Hornung Otto Hornung ... Jimmy Blackledge
Bram Hornung Bram Hornung ... Jimmy Blackledge
Lesley Manville ... Blanche Weboy
Will Brittain ... Donnie Weboy (as William Brittain)
Jeffrey Donovan ... Bill Weboy
Connor Mackay ... Elton Weboy
Adam Stafford ... Marvin Weboy
Booboo Stewart ... Peter Dragswolf
Greg Lawson ... Gladstone Sheriff
Bradley Stryker ... Sheriff Nevelson
Will Hochman ... A Tucker
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A retired sheriff and his wife, grieving over the death of their son, set out to find their only grandson.

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Taglines:

Fight For Family

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Larry Watson's novel is set in 1951, and the couple lives in North Dakota and travels to Montana. The movie is set in 1963, and they live in Montana and travel to North Dakota. See more »

Goofs

At 1:11:55, they are lying in bed waiting to go get the girl and boy, Costner is on the side toward the camera. It cuts to close up, Costner is on the other side of the bed. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Bill Weboy: [as he struggles with George] Blanche, wait don't shoot
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Deep in the Night
Written by Bob Mair and Nick Vincent
Performed by Lori Lynner
Courtesy of Black Toast Music
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Great characters everywhere you look and the rest flows from there
13 December 2020 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

There was a point about a quarter of the way through 'Let Him Go' where I was questioning the protagonist's motives and whether they were entitled to be doing what they appeared to be trying to do. As if the film recognised this may be an issue with audiences, they then do an excellent job from that point onwards of justifying their actions. The characters created in this film on both sides of the ledger are excellent. The heroes are people we can genuinely root for and care about their fate, and the villains are truly horrendous people who we want to meet the worst fate.

I really enjoyed the chemistry between Diane Lane and Kevin Costner in this film. It was quite a unique relationship they had, one that isn't often seen in film, yet it felt much more realistic than what we usually get - and that's why I think it worked. I know elder couples who are exactly like these two were. I have to say the whole cast were great, but I also have to give special mention to Jeffrey Donovan. He's so good, especially in these types of roles. He has the perfect balance between being pure evil and being a potentially genuinely nice guy who could trick you into falling for his charms.

'Let Him Go' deals with an awful situation that I imagine happens more often than we realise. It obviously ramps it up another level to make it more theatrical, but at the heart of the story remains a genuinely heart-breaking situation. This film works as both a drama and an action/thriller equally. Both genres are handled extremely well. I had a great time with this movie and would highly recommend people check it out.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Let Him Go See more »

Filming Locations:

Didsbury, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,000,470, 8 November 2020

Gross USA:

$9,358,025

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,439,398
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Mazur / Kaplan Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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