Hellion: Synopsis and Review [WATCH VIDEO]

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 4 years ago
Hellion: Synopsis and Review [WATCH VIDEO]
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“Hellion” is a drama film written and directed by Kat Candler. It opens in U.S. theaters on June 13, 2014. The cast members include Aaron Paul (Hollis), Josh Wiggins (Jacob Wilson), Jonny Mars (Duncan), Juliette Lewis (Aunt Pam), Walt Roberts (Officer Handley) and Deke Garner (Wes). Read on to learn more about Movie News Guide’s (MNG) “Hellion” synopsis and review.

“Hellion” Synopsis:

The film’s setting was in Southeast Texas. Hollis has two kids, and both are boys. Since his wife died, he wallowed in sorrow. If not found in a local bar, Hollis was working on his ruined beach house instead of attending to his kids. Jacob Wilson was the eldest child. He was into dirt bike racing and had a bunch of delinquent kids as friends. Jacob’s behavior started to alarm the people when his younger brother, Wes, got involved in his acts. The local authorities took Wes from their father and placed him under the charge of their Aunt Pam. During the turn of events, Jacob became eventually hooked to motor crossing and getting his brother back.

“Hellion” Review:

As of this writing, the critics in Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 63%, while 77% of the moviegoers would like to watch this film.

David Rooney of the Hollywood Reporter pointed out in his review how the script was not as strong as its lead actors. He also referred to the film as “underdeveloped.”

“The script is never as strong as the two lead actors in this underdeveloped film about an all-male family falling apart,” wrote Rooney in the Hollywood Reporter article.

Meanwhile, Village Voice’s Chuck Wilson particularly noted that although the film managed to bring out Paul’s adult role, the movie centered on Wiggins.

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There you have it for the “Hellion” synopsis and review. It opens in U.S. theaters on June 13, 2014. Stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more news and updates about your favorite celebrities, movies and TV shows including episode recaps and spoilers, gossips and reviews.

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