ABC Film Challenge – Thriller – P – Paydirt (2020) Movie Review
Director: Christian Sesma
Writer: Christian Sesma (Screenplay)
Starring: Luke Goss, Val Kilmer, Mike Hatton, Paul Sloan, Nick Vallelonga, Mercedes Kilmer
Plot: A parolee teams up with his old crew determined to find a buried bag of cash stolen five years ago from a DEA bust gone bad, while being tracked by a retired Sheriff.
Runtime: 1 Hour 21 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Paydirt starts when Damien (Goss) gets released from prison. Which will see him connect with his old team to locate the money that was left buried. He knows who he can trust and puts together a plan to keep himself looking clean.
When Sheriff Tucker (Kilmer) learns Damien is out. He looks to try and track him down and get the money he wanted to steal that is still missing from the bust, in what will become a race against time to get away with the money.
Thoughts on Paydirt
Paydirt is a crime thriller that will see a disgraced sheriff who is looking to locate the money from a bust he believed would make his career instead of ruining it. We get to follow the ex-criminal look to reclaim what his crew earned and always being in control of the situation. Even when it looks like everything is spiralling out of control.
The film does feel like a mix of a heist and revenge film, which does make for an entertaining film throughout. While being willing to play a bit of fun with the grander scheme of what is going on. It might feel like a bit of a knock off of other more popular films, but it is easy to watch and will keep you guess as to who is on which side. The performances in the film are strong with Luke Goss playing the calm ‘Brit’ with a plan taking centre stage.
Final Thoughts – Paydirt is a clean and tidy thriller.