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Those Who Wish Me Dead: A Fun Thriller Full of Tense Moments and Likable Characters

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Poster courtesy of Warner Brothers

Quick Thoughts – B+ – The Taylor Sheridan directed Those Who Wish Me Dead is welcome counterprogramming to the action films released today. The action is grounded, the stakes are real, and it’s driven mostly by characters (not bombastic action).

Taylor Sheridan (Sicario, Hell or High Water, Yellowstone, Without Remorse, Wind River) is one of the most consistent writers/directors working today. The films/television shows that he either writes or directs, take place in wide-open expanses, and focus on capable people engaging in wildly violent affairs that leave many dead. Those Who Wish Me Dead, is a perfect example of what Sheridan loves

Those Who Wish Me Dead focuses on a wild manhunt that leaves many dead or injured in its wake. The film starts off with two hitmen named Jack (Aidan Gillen) and Patrick (Nicholas Hoult) blowing up the house of a…

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