Review in Brief: The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2018/19)

This might not surprise you given its title, but THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT is a weird creature. But it’s not necessary weird for the reasons you might expect. Aside from an early prop gag and a gross-out moment towards the end it’s played really straight. The tone and performances in the thing suggest serious drama but it never seems to get into much real meat unless it’s all in the nebulous subtext. It’s an old-fashioned good-looking movie with a satisfying Sam Elliot lead performance as he looks to his tall tale past, but I really struggled to get what the take on life, love, duty, old age and sacrifice actually was. Director Robert D Krzykowski could well be one to watch in future judging by how confidently he mounts his first feature, but it’s still a fascinatingly frustrating debut. SSP

About Sam Sewell-Peterson

I'm not paid to write about film - I do it because I love it. Favourite filmmakers include Bong Joon-ho, Danny Boyle, the Coen Brothers, Nicolas Winding Refn, Clio Barnard, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Paul Verhoeven, Taika Waititi and Edgar Wright. All reviews and articles are original works written and owned by me. They represent one man's opinion, and I'm more than happy to engage in civilised debate if you disagree.
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