Movie review: The Hollow Point

The Hollow Point stars Patrick Wilson, Lynn Collins, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Jim Belushi and Michael Flynn

Movie review: The Hollow Point

The Hollow Point, directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego, takes back the audience to those early days of 1990s, setting up the plot in an Arizona hamlet near the Mexico border where a few locals earn an off-the-books income by selling ammunition to a drug cartel. Released on December 16, 2016, The Hollow Point stars Patrick Wilson, Lynn Collins, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Jim Belushi and Michael Flynn.

Trying to bring a new angle to the bad men in the badlands genre, the border drama offers visually striking scenes that are littered with moments of real cinematographic intelligence. However, the movie somehow fails in placing it as a thriller with a predictable plot that offers only few modestly inventive twists.

Watch: The Hollow Point Official Trailer

The town witnesses new fights when a new sheriff Wallace (Patrick Wilson) returns to his old town, replacing Leland (Ian McShane), to tackle the trafficking of ammunition. The new officer arrives just in time to get caught in the crossfire after an ammo delivery goes wrong and tries to put the pieces together in order to unravel the gun-running organization responsible for the outbreak of violence. Wallace’s incautious ex-wife is also on the kill list of the aforementioned hit man (Leguizamo) and the officer is in an effort to save at least one of those potential victims.

However, many suggest the movie failed to offer what it aspired for. The movie, “doesn’t, finding the least pleasurable route possible for its violent border-town crime tale,” wrote Robert Abele in Los Angeles Times. “The Hollow Point” is all hollow, no point,” Abele furtjer added.

Company: Atlas Independent

Cast: Patrick Wilson, Ian McShane, Lynne Collins, John Leguizamo, James Belushi

Director-editor: Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego

Screenwriter: Nils Lyew

Producers: Aaron L. Ginsburg, William Green, Andy Horwitz

Executive producers: Lew Horwitz, Michael Ilitch Jr., Julie B. May, Glenn Murray

Director of photography: Jose David Montero

Production designer: Adam Henderson

Costume designer: Kacie Seamons

Composer: Juan Navazo

Sales: CAA