A veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman, and uses the case as a means of seeking redemption for an earlier act of irresponsibility which ended in tragedy.
The film was distributed by cutting out studios in order to have creative control and make money directly from the film itself. Accordingly, for this atypical distribution, Steven Soderbergh raised the budget by selling off foreign distribution rights and then sold everything except the movie showing up in a movie theater in order to pay for advertising and prints of the movie (i.e., selling post-theatrical rights to the likes of HBO, Netflix, VOD, television, and airplanes). By following these two steps, Soderbergh was able to sidestep a Hollywood studio and had creative control the entire time (for instance the trailers that dropped earlier this summer were by his design, as was the poster and the entire marketing plan). Also according to Soderbergh, under this setup, the box office bar for success is lower. With nearly everything prepaid, and no hefty distributor fees coming off the top, even a modest $15 million opening would be a win. See more »
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I saw this film at a drive-in, and it was the second film in the double feature I had gone to see. For the culturally deprived, drive-ins still show two features. Anyway, this film was a revelation. At first I had expected that the working-class characters would fall into their designated stereotypes and we'd chug along to an easily-expected finish.
Not so much.
Actually, the characters were nicely filled out, there were stereotypes but not the ones I expected, and the movie had some rather nice convolutions to it and contrary to some other reviewers I found the late-arriving Hillary Swank to be a really interesting addition to the cast - and a possible bell-weather to a sequel. Just sayin'. There was comedy, drama, some real-world concerns and a lot more. Go see it. The cast and script alone will make it worth your while.
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