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

Writer and film fanatic fond of black comedies, sci-fi, animation and films about dysfunctional families.
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