ABC Film Challenge – Favourites – G – Galveston – Movie Review
Director: Melanie Laurent
Writer: Nic Pizzolatto (Screenplay)
- Ben Foster (Leave No Trace)
- Elle Fanning (The Neon Demon)
- Lili Reinhart (Charlie’s Angels)
- Robert Aramayo (The King’s Man)
- Beau Bridges (The Descendants)
Plot: After escaping a set-up, a dying hitman returns to his hometown of Galveston where he plans his revenge.
Runtime: 1 Hour 31 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Galveston starts as a hitman Roy (Foster) is set up, only for him to escape and save teenager Rocky (Fanning). He knows he needs to get out of the city, taking Rocky on his journey to his hometown of Galveston.
As the pair go on the run, they pick up Rocky’s younger sister Tiffany. Roy looks to make amends for his past, while Rocky tries to find a way to help support her sister.
Verdict on Galveston
Galveston is a drama that will put a dying hitman on a journey to redemption after saving an innocent young woman. It shows how he knows how to stay off the radar and will do anything to make sure a new home is found.
This might well be the type of story that will see someone wanting to leave an old life behind. Only for them to get dragged back into by their former boss. It does have a touching tale about wanting to help people find their own way in life. Though it isn’t going to be holding anything back from the dark world they are part of.
Ben Foster is brilliant in the leading role, as is Elle Fanning in the supporting role. The supporting cast is strong too, never looking out of place as the story unfolds.
Final Thoughts – Galveston is a powerful heart-breaking drama.