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      Good Day for It

      R 2011 1 hr. 32 min. Crime Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 38% 50+ Ratings Audience Score Forced to abandon them years earlier, a man risks his life to settle an old debt and reunite the members of his family. Read More Read Less

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      ronald h As a lover of small indie films, I hesitate to be too critical. But this one is so bland, so badly scripted, and so badly acted, I can't help myself. Luke Cain (Robert Patrick) abandoned his wife and daughter 15 years ago, for reasons unexplained. Now, he has returned to reunite with them. Needless to say, they're not thrilled, although the daughter (Mika Boorem) loosens up after he meets her in a country café and talks to her. Meanwhile, a bad guy from whom Cain stole money (Lance Henriksen) hears that Cain is in town, and he shows up at the café with three of his goons. A showdown is inevitable. The café owner is a total stereotype: an older, kindhearted lady who's always offering everybody pie and coffee. Her octogenarian cook is another stereotype. The two are played respectively by Kathy Baker and Hal Holbrook, two greatly accomplished actors. Why they are involved in this dreck is beyond me. Their lines are so bad, you can practically feel their embarrassment. The next stereotype is the local cop (Joe Flanigan), who's a bit slow, to say the least. Even the period of the film is unclear: The daughter tracks down her father using a laptop computer, but it seems like everyone is driving 1970's cars, and the mom uses a pay phone. The dull, grainy looking cinematography looks like something from the 70's, too. There's lots of painfully bad exposition, told with clumsy dialogue, as we learn Cain's backstory. The final showdown in the café, which is the single thing in the film that may keep viewers watching, is badly paced and awkwardly filmed. And the denouement is implausible on about half a dozen different levels. Recommended viewing for film students, as an example of what not to do. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Cheezy but the story was more consistent than alota movies. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Nothing in this movie except........ a dinner with "cheese burgers" ahahhahahaha Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Horrible. Poor acting and uninteresting dialog for an hour and a half all just for a crappy fight scene at the end. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Suspensful,but rather draggy at times THe crooks are acceptable, but the deputy is not sure how to play his role. probably thanks to bad directing. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Well acted and gripping Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Mark Olsen Los Angeles Times Not agile enough to make the idea of a contemporary small-town western really work, Stagliano instead simply cranks out a rather bland programmer doomed for the anonymity of a video store shelf or VOD queue. Rated: 2/5 Jul 21, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Forced to abandon them years earlier, a man risks his life to settle an old debt and reunite the members of his family.
      Director
      Nick Stagliano
      Executive Producer
      Brandon Baker, Jacqui Squatriglia
      Screenwriter
      James C. Wolf
      Rating
      R (Some Violence)
      Genre
      Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Oct 18, 2011