He feels the disappointment from his son (Gage Munroe – appeared in episodes of Designated Survivor and The Expanse) and wife (Connie Nielson – Wonder Woman, Gladiator). Hutch (Bob Odenkirk – from television’s Better Call Saul) is a husband and father who continuously takes it on the chin from his family, his co-workers and life in general. He can’t seem to do anything right; he cannot even get the garbage out on time. The only one who seems to be on his side is his young daughter (Paisley Cadorath – first film).
However, everyone has a breaking point. Even Hutch. That comes after his house is broken into and the panicked thieves take his daughter’s kitty bracelet. All of a sudden he explodes. Hutch shows himself to be more than meets the eye. Much more. He is a man who knows how not only to defend himself but to inflict plenty of damage on others.
His quest to get the bracelet back leads to him putting himself and his family in the crosshairs of a psychopath. A criminal psychopath (Aleksey Serebryakov- Leviathan, Van Goghs) who will seemingly stop at nothing to exact revenge on Hutch and those he loves. Now Hutch will have to call upon all his long hidden skills.
Intense and entertaining. Along the lines of the John Wick film series. So it should not come as a surprise that it is from the same writer, Derek Kolstad, who was behind all the Wick movies. He continues his winning streak here. This is a pure action film. Once it gets going. No frills just ass kicking. Kinda reminded me of the films from the genre in the 80s. Just down to business. Filled with plenty of well choreographed and cool fight scenes. Doesn’t break any new ground. Doesn’t really have to as the ton of verging on absurd violence is so enthralling that you are drawn in completely.
Fun to see Odenkirk, who we have seen do plenty of comedy and quirky characters, do something different. We all know he can act but here he shows that he is able to realistically sell the physical aspect of the role. Perfect as the everyman or nobody and also up to the ass kicking parts.
2020 and so far in 2021 have been weak years in films. I attribute it mostly to the pandemic. Theatres were closed and films could not be shot. The pickings were slim when it came to quality. When you were able to locate one that was worth the time and effort to watch, it should have set off a small celebration. Ilya Naishuller’s (Hardcore Henry) deserves a rousing cheer.
-Hutch Hits Hard
-Breaking Down the Action
-Just a Nobody
-Featured Commentary with Actor/Producer Bob Odenkirk and Director Ilya Naishuller
-Feature Commentary with Director Ilya Naishuller