Pursuit – Movie Review
Director: Brian Skiba
Writer: Brian Skiba, Andrew Stevens, Dawn Bursteen, Ben Fiore (Screenplay)
- Emile Hirsch (The Autopsy of Jane Doe)
- Jake Manley (The Order)
- Elizabeth Faith Ludlow (Godzilla King of the Monsters)
- Graham Patrick Martin (Catch-22)
- John Cusack (Con-Air)
Plot: Detective Breslin crosses paths with Calloway, a ruthless hacker who’s trying to save his kidnapped wife from a drug cartel. When Calloway escapes from police custody, Breslin joins forces with a no-nonsense cop to reclaim his prisoner.
Runtime: 1 Hour 35 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Pursuit starts when ruthless hacker Rick Calloway (Hirsch) goes in search of his kidnapped wife. He crosses paths with Detective Breslin (Manley) and becomes one of the most wanted men in the country.
However, Rick manages to escape and his father Jack (Cusack) looks to clear up the problem. Meanwhile, Rick refuses to stop searching for his wife, as Breslin starts tracking him down.
Verdict on Pursuit
Pursuit is a crime thriller following a hacker searching for answers about his wife while being pursued by a determined detective. This sees them diving into the deeper mystery, while the hacker shows a ruthless side to searching for answers.
Pursuit is a movie that doesn’t manage to hit home the way it could have. The fact that Rick openly kills people so ruthlessly, fails to give him any sort of sympathy. As the detective never feels like he is smart enough to be on this case. This ends up being a string of ideas that come together and plays into the old bad guy and cop works together for a bigger bad guy. However, they never feel as connected as they could, leaving the whole thing feeling flat.
Where to Watch: Pursuit will be available on Digital Download from 12th June and can be pre-ordered HERE
Final Thoughts – Pursuit is a thriller that lacks a real bite.