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Run Hide Fight

Country: USA, Language: English, 109 mins

  • Director: Kyle Rankin
  • Writer: Kyle Rankin
  • Producer: Amanda Presmyk; Dallas Sonnier

CGiii Comment

Politics and plot-holes seem to have derailed this Die Hard-ish re-make! Or, is it a re-interpretation!?!

If you can completely suspend your disbelief [and it is a big ask]...then, prepare yourselves for a something that is as unsubtle as a brick in the face. Kyle Rankin lays it on thick...pitching that inalienable right to self-defence against gun control. It's worth mentioning that gun control in America is ain't rocket science, but when kids can get their hands on firearms and use them, the system ain't broken, it is absolutely f^&ked!

The only surprise in Run Hide Fight is...there are no surprises. This isn't the lunatics taking over the asylum...this is the bullied wrecking lives...where an empathy could have existed [which would have made the film far more interesting], Kyle Rankin pulls that [potentially empathetic] rug from under these incredibly well-organised gay gothy kids feet as soon as they strive for their 15 minutes of viral fame. 

By being both ridiculously sensational and highly irresponsible, Run Hide Fight flails under its own shootings should not be sensationalised, not because they are a reality that persist...but, because of a film like this has the potential power to persist this shameful reality.


The(ir) Blurb...

17-year-old Zoe Hull uses her wits, survival skills, and compassion to fight for her life, and those of her fellow classmates, against a group of live-streaming school shooters.

Cast & Characters

Thomas Jane as Todd Hull
Radha Mitchell as Jennifer Hull
Isabel May as Zoe Hull
Eli Brown as Tristan Voy
Olly Sholotan as Lewis Washington
Treat Williams as Sheriff Tarsy
Barbara Crampton as Mrs. Crawford
Cyrus Arnold as Kip Quade
April McCullough as Lauren Cope
Britton Sear as Chris Jelick
Carlton Caudle as Police Sergeant
Catherine Davis as Anna Jelick
Brandon Germaine as Cop #1
Joel Michaely as Mr. Yates
Shelby Mayes as Cora Brenner (as Shelynn Mayes)