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Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021)

Action | Thriller 
Rayting:   6.4/10 420 votes
Country: Canada | USA
Language: English

A teenage murder witness finds himself pursued by twin assassins in the Montana wilderness with a survival expert tasked with protecting him and a forest fire threatening to consume them all.

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iamianiman 7 May 2021

There are times when a movie comes out of nowhere, only a few weeks before its theatrical release, the trailer is released and the poster is revealed and we then only know that it's acted by some famous celebrities and this time around, it's Angelina Jolie. Those Who Wish Me Dead is one of those movies where it feels so sudden, and the next thing you know, it's right there in the list of 'Now Showing'.

Here's a list of FAQ that some of you cinephiles are looking for.

Question #1: Does Angelina Jolie have ample screen time?

Suggested by the poster is a hint that Jolie will be given plentiful screen time which means that audience will think she is the lead character for the film. But the truth is, she's not. The main character here is the boy, portrayed by Finn Little who gets lost in the woods after an unfortunate incident happens. This means that the story revolves around him, Jolie is better said to occupy the supporting role. She has a lot of screen time right after she finds the lost boy. So no worries, she is still the spotlight!

Question #2: How is this compared to Taylor Sheridan's previous film, Wind River?

Wind River sets in snow while Those Who Wish Me Dead sets in the wilderness ablaze territory. In addition, Sheridan also writes the screenplay for Hell or High Water, sets in the dessert. We see that Sheridan has a pattern of using different geographical landscapes to build his film's premise. Wind River uses its landmark explicably well, with rising tension and rich storytelling that absorb the audience with its setting. This film tries to do that with a similar concept of cat-and-mouse game however, this film falls flat. There's something missing here. It's like the story is figuring out where to go along the way while it's being unfolded. It's unsure with the direction it's heading unlike Wind River. Coming in with a mediocre expectation, I found this to be... okay. Wind River wins by miles.

Question #3: This film is rated-R, how violence it is?

Yessss, I'm glad that this is rated-R. This is one of the things I like about this film. Because of its adult content, it doesn't hold its punches when it comes to showing gory stuff. There are even some highlight moments that can get your adrenaline moving fast.

Question #4: Never seen Finn Little before, is he any good?

From my viewing, he's got a pretty good acting skill. He has been in Angel of Mine and 2067 but those aren't blockbusters so probably a lot are wondering, 'Who the hell is this boy?'. He's good, but not good enough cause I wish they can somehow replace him with Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place, Wonder, Honey Boy). I feel that he can play the part much better cause he's more suitable with the role, honestly.

Question #5: How about the CGI? Is it realistic enough?

Some frames are but others aren't. There are times where you'd gob-smack seeing how realistic the fire is similar if you've seen Only the Brave. But there are shots that are edited badly, you know it's CGI the second you see them.

Question #6: Seeing that this is a survival genre, does the story keep you engaged?

The story isn't as heavy as Wind River or Hell or High Water. It's meant to be made commercial where the story doesn't come out as heavy for the general audience. The story is simple with a little bit of flair and it keeps the audience engaged by hooking them with riddles as

tarekofsyria 6 May 2021

This is a compelling action thriller that has many human elements that keep it relatable. Jolie and the cast did a great job and the director delivered some directorial methods that have the 90s touch. Outstanding thriller!

kaefab 9 May 2021

Its not the best movie ever but not the worst good action, you hate the bad guy they do a great job at it, the fire takes a back burner.

All in all a good way to spend 2 hours but you probably won't watch again.

Gordon-11 7 May 2021

I didn't expect this film to be so good. The fire and assassins provide plenty of adrenaline. There is a lot of emotional subplots the touches hearts too. I really enjoyed it.

DelaRed 7 May 2021

Well after the last dumpster fire ( Tom Clancy's without remorse ) , I thought TS would make up for his lazy effort considering the amount of talents are involved here ( Especially Angelina Jolie which was the main reason to watch this ) but i was wrong .The acting was the only good thing about this stinker ( just decent nothing special) , everything else is just meh , from the stereotyped bad guys to the Bad CGI which was laughable at times , and the script which left a lot to be desired.

If you wanna a good Crime/Neo Western movie go watch Wind River . It's well acted and written , Those who wish me dead is just a waste of talent and money and my precious time .

david-00472 7 May 2021

Again, another amazing performance by Angelina Jolie. It's a must watch for 2021!

esteemdancers-1 11 May 2021

This is a good movie. Worth the price of admission. Good story and Great Actors. Not for under 17 due to language and violence.

bpcxdrd 9 May 2021

Storyline 100% my type of movie from the trailer ... A , B+ list actors ....acting was good .... But the story was unbelievably weak .... So many holes ..... first ever review and it's a bad one.... Feel a bit cheated !

whernstadt 8 May 2021

Angela plays firefighter with trauma from failing to save 3 victims. The other characters didn't make sense to me but the bad people were really mean. To try to save.the boy who has seen bad things before his own eyes makes for good possibilities on who to trust. Other characters and their issues bounce around too much, but film worth staying to the end, Bil H.

ceda012 10 May 2021

Spend your time somewhere else, like any other movie...this is terrible...

vus29 11 May 2021

I really wanted to slate this movie because of Angelina. I despise what she did to Brad Pitt and before that Jennifer Aniston. I would rate it 9/10 if anyone else decent had her role instead But I was hooked in the first 5 minutes and engaged throughout! 1 of the better thrillerz you could watch this year. Even Tyler Perry is a believable baddie in this and I don't watch any of his films because I rated him such a terrible actor. So pleased I took a chance on watching this against my better judgement!

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