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PG-13| 1 hr. 32 min.

Plot Summary
Backed by siblings Kid (Barlow Jacobs) and Boy (Douglas Ligon), Son Hayes (Michael Shannon) tells the attendees at his father's funeral that he and his brothers hated the dead man, then spits on his grave. This triggers a battle with the siblings' half brothers, which soon leaves Kid dead and Son seriously hurt. As the half brothers stockpile weapons for what they assume will be a deadly encounter, Boy visits them and suggests an end to the fighting.

Cast: Michael Shannon , Douglas Ligon , Barlow Jacobs , Natalie Canerday , Glenda Pannell ,

Director: Jeff Nichols

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Distributor: International Film Circuit [us]

Shotgun Stories (2007)

Release Date: March 26th, 2008|1 hr. 32 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    An austere rural landscape, festering hatred, class tensions, terse dialogue - these are common currency in indie movies these days. Shotgun Stories uses them all, but manages to stand out from the crowd. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Here is a tense and sorrowful film where common sense struggles with blood lust. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    Director Jeff Nichols lets the action unfold slowly following an impromptu insult, but the escalation of hatred and pain feels natural. show more

  • April 23, 2010 drarthurwells
    Report This User

    Slow moving and low budget treatment of revenge. Nothing new here to add to the subject.

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