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Shotgun Stories
7.5
/10
1,469 Ratings

SHOTGUN STORIES

Directed by Jeff Nichols
United States, 2007
Drama, Thriller

Synopsis

Two sets of brothers with the same father meet for the first time at his funeral. While the three sons from the dead man’s first marriage were neglected, the offspring of his second wife were the pride of their father’s life. Resentment between the families soon erupts into a spiral of violence.

Synopsis

Two sets of brothers with the same father meet for the first time at his funeral. While the three sons from the dead man’s first marriage were neglected, the offspring of his second wife were the pride of their father’s life. Resentment between the families soon erupts into a spiral of violence.

Our take

Jeff Nichols is one of the great success stories in recent independent filmmaking. His attention to small, deeply felt stories of the American South reveals a director who is true to his roots. Starring Michael Shannon, this debut is a richly atmospheric rural drama tinged with a taste for revenge.