Cast of Those Who Wish Me Death: Angelina Jolie, Finn Little, Nicholas Hoult, Aidan Gillen, Joe Bernthal, Medina Senghore
Director of Those Who Wish Me Death: Taylor sheridan
Note from Those who wish me death: 3 stars
The action thriller Those Who Wish Me Death, written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, has Angelina Jolie playing a dramatic and serious role after a long time. While the film is fairly conventional in its genre, and its plot follows a predictable path, it is enhanced by solid performances, well-drawn characters, and pacing.
Jolie tries out the role of a smoke bomb called Hannah Faber who is stationed in a watchtower. Faced with guilt for something that happened in her past, she blames herself for the deaths of three children and another jumper in a forest fire.
Happy with the world, Hannah has suicidal tendencies. His path crosses a child named Connor (Finn Little) who is being hunted down by two ruthless assassins who have already killed his father. She takes it upon herself to protect the child from harm, no matter what. His motive is as much to save an innocent life as to redeem himself in his eyes.
Sheridan, who also wrote (but didn’t direct) 2016’s brilliant Hell or High Water, also a Neo-Western feature, brings some of the sensibilities of that movie here, especially that feeling that every character just seems weary. of the world – tired of his work and his life. The effect is less consistent, but still convincing. This is largely due to good writing, at least when it comes to characters and performances.
The film has an exceptionally good and deep cast for mid-level production. Besides Jolie, Joe Bernthal stars as Deputy Sheriff Ethan, who, along with his wife Allison (Medina Senghore), finds himself embroiled in the conflict. Aidan Gillen and Nicholas Hoult are the murderers.
Jolie is excellent here, in turn displaying vulnerability and strength. It is clearly a difficult role that she manages to play.
Gillen and Hoult take on the role of assassins with a deadpan and eerie threat. It’s not often that you see actors of this caliber being given such well-written roles, and they do their jobs well – which is basically scaring the bad guys off.
Overall, Those Who Wish Me Death is a capable, entertaining, and well-played action thriller, but it’s also, admittedly, a bit of a garden variety. If you are looking for something fresh or deep, there are other options. But if you just want to have a good time, you can’t go wrong with this one.
In India, Those Who Wish Me Death are available on Book My Show Stream.