Plot: Benny works for old school crime boss Abe, Abe has multiple personalities and is in a gang war with the notorious Frankie. Kane is the deadliest of Abe’s personalities, the next 24 hours will be a killer. Today is a good day to die.
Runtime: 1 Hour 19 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Kane starts follows Benny (Watson) a driver for old school crime boss Abe (Taylor). He is being investigated after an incident and goes on to explain Abe’s daily routine. Abe suffers from multiple personalities and through the day he becomes Kane (Ryan) a much more violent persona.
When Abe clashes with rival crime boss Frankie (Phillips), the night becomes chaotic. Benny must remember enough information to protect his boss and keep the cops happy. All while we learn who Abe truly is.
Verdict on Kane
Kane is a crime thriller following a crime boss with multiple personalities going about their day. It sees the different personalities come to life in different situations, offering a new threat to the people he interacts with. However, this is told from the driver’s point of view and his everyday life with his crime boss.
This is a movie that shows the unstable mindset of a criminal causing problems in a gangster lifestyle. However, it does seem difficult to believe they reach near the top with these same problems. The idea it is all told from the Driver’s point of view leans into a similar style to ‘Identity’ as we learn more about an incident. When the day is unfolding it feels like the typical crime boss day but when you see the direction everything goes, it becomes chaotic for a small reason. It becomes an interesting idea to watch as things unfold.
Final Thoughts –Kane is an interesting concept of an unstable crime boss.