GOD IS A BULLET
Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maika Monroe, Jamie Foxx, Ethan Suplee, January Jones, Karl Glusman, and Jonathan Tucker
Director: Nick Cassavetes
God is a Bullet is more of an acquired taste vibe than an engaging movie, falling in the same block of underachieving films as Savages, The Counselor, and The Bad Batch: violent (and misogynistic?) movies that boast noteworthy names and a few highlights but ultimately result in a mostly meh viewing experience. To its credit, Maika Monroe gives a solid performance, director Nick Cassavetes can stage a bloody gunfight, and one can feel the grime and grit emanating from the screen; However, sadly, the thing I liked most was that the runtime turned out to be 1:50 after press materials told me it was 2:36.
Directed by Nick Cassavetes, God is a Bullet is a vile revenge crime thriller that is a full-on blood bath. It’s a brutally violent film that may be only for those who have an acquired taste for films like this, but I recommend giving it a chance considering it’s based on a true story. Also, don’t let the runtime scare you because the film is not 2.5 hours long, but even if it was, I’d stick around to fight through it because Maika Monroe delivers another stellar performance.