The Strange Ones 2017
R | 1h 21min | Drama, Thriller | 5 January 2018 (USA)
Mysterious events surround two travelers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated R for some disturbing violent images, and brief sexual material
This is a somber, atmospheric thriller that moves very slowly but is never boring. It centers around a boy who is on the run after enduring a severe traumatic event. He travels with his brother, whom we see as his protector. The small, skinny boy appears to be a gentle soul who loves animals and the brother is the polar opposite – large, and rough around the edges. Things unfold slowly and we learn what the child has seen and the roles the brothers have played in this horrific chain of events. You will really like this one or you will hate it. There isn’t much in between, because it is so somber. I really enjoyed it.
Directors: Christopher Radcliff, Lauren Wolkstein
Writers: Christopher Radcliff (story), Christopher Radcliff
Stars: Alex Pettyfer, James Freedson-Jackson, Emily Althaus
Release Date: 5 January 2018 (USA)
Also Known As: The Strange Ones