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Adverse (2021)




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Thomas Nicholas ("Red Band Society") and Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) star in this gritty, intense urban thriller about one man's quest for revenge. Struggling to make ends meet, rideshare driver Ethan (Nicholas) learns his sister Mia is deep in debt to a sleazy drug dealer. When Mia goes missing, Ethan discovers that crime boss Kaden (Rourke) is behind the act, and to get close to him Ethan takes a job as Kaden's driver. One by one Ethan hunts down members of Kaden's crew to wreak bloody vengeance as he prepares to confront Kaden himself. The stellar cast also includes Lou Diamond Phillips, Sean Astin, and Penelope Ann Miller.

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Critic Reviews for Adverse

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1)

Writer-director Brian A. Metcalf's indie offering boasts some impressive rough stuff and a surprisingly affecting turn by Mickey Rourke.

February 12, 2021 | Full Review…
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It's not the plot that resonates once the credits roll - it's the characters.

May 24, 2021 | Full Review…

This lo-fi crime thriller from indie filmmaker Brian A. Metcalf is a slow burn character piece, that benefits from stripped back visual aesthetics.

May 19, 2021 | Full Review…

The sort of melodramatic crime film that can be appreciated for hitting the usual genre beats, but proves to have more to offer for those willing to dig in.

May 17, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Brian A. Metcalf has crafted a solid neo-noir with Adverse. The writer-director-producer offers a glimpse into the underbelly of Los Angeles as this dark thriller prowls the after hours streets of the City of Angels.

May 14, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Adverse feels like it never really goes anywhere, and doesn't accomplish anything. It just isn't entertaining, and is a struggle to get through for multiple reasons.

May 8, 2021 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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