Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word
Directed by Simon Rumley
When a young man is executed for committing murder, he leaves behind a curse letter, promising vengeance for all those connected to his unfair trial.
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★★★½ review by Chris Genro on Letterboxd
I was very excited for the release of this film as I have been a huge fan of writer/director Simon Rumley since first watching Red, White & Blue one of my favorite horror films in quite some time. With The Last Word this is the first time he is directing a film written by someone other than himself so a director for hire film and I will admit that did concern me.
The performances are really good especially by Mike Doyle who plays our main protagonist. The direction by Rumley, the sound design and musical score are all really fantastic and really elevates the material. While I did enjoy the film overall I felt the script was really ordinary and somewhat drawn out.
So a mixed bag for me but well worth a watch as its great to not only have Rumley back directing feature length films but will shine a light on a real life injustice that took place. 3.5/5 stars.
★★★★★ review by Michael Schutz on Letterboxd
Worth every second that I waited to see it. I found the acting amazing in this little picture. The plot isn't too original, but neither is it played out. I dug the vibe of the whole film. Nice editing effects. Compelling characters.
★★★½ review by becky on Letterboxd
As predictedable as this film may sound it has an air of originality, add some good acting and a sufficient ending im happy to give this a 7.5/8 outta 10, def worth the watch
★★★★ review by Jason Lloyd on Letterboxd
★★★½ review by Justin Harlan on Letterboxd
Some really interesting stuff to chew on thematically. Well done, pretty creepy, overall solid flick.
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