Hellion

Hellion

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Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) stars in this indie drama as a loving, yet troubled, father and widower whose grieving has led to parental neglect. The situation becomes critical when one son’s volatile actions leads to the younger son being taken into custody. More

"13-year-old Jacob is spiraling out of control. The motocross-obsessed teenager’s delinquent behavior pushes his family to the brink of collapse. All hell breaks loose when Jacob enlists his younger brother, Wes, as a partner in crime. Still reeling from his wife’s death, Jacob’s dad, Hollis, has all but abandoned his sons... Hellion is set in southeastern Texas where the flames and lights of refineries frame the skyline and create a haunting backdrop for this fractured family of motherless men." (Sundance Film Festival)

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2014Rating: M94 minsUSA
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Hellion | Awards

Award Winner
SXSW Gamechanger Award (Special Mention), SXSW Film Festival 2014

Hellion | Reviews

60%50 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Variety

Variety

Unpacks the inner turmoil behind acts of trespassing, vandalism and spontaneous aggression that threaten to send young Jacob down the wrong path in life.

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Time Out

Time Out

Features a fair share of forced drama.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The whole film seems to be running in place.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Lingers for most of its running time in a betwixt-and-between place, never becoming either the sublime character sketch or the overripe melodrama it alternately promises to be.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Absorbing and not without pathos, [but] there's insufficient insight or shape to the screenplay.

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Hellion | Release Details

Hellion is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV.