Movie Review – Don’t Let Go

‘Don’t Let Go’ is an intriguing little movie that had no advertising budget. Starring David Oyelowo as a detective who’s niece, brother, and sister in law are murdered. His character is close with the niece, like a second father.

While he is grieving, he gets a cell phone call from his dead niece. Curiosity gets the best of him and he finally answers one of the calls from her. Turns out, the call is really from his niece. The catch is that she is calling from two weeks ago. Still with me?

The detective investigates the deaths in hopes that he can somehow change the outcome now that he can communicate with his niece in the past. He enters a world of crime, drugs, and dirty cops. No one he can trust. I won’t tell you the ending, but it has a happy/sad one. Can’t save everyone all the time.

This film deserved a wider release. As far as detective action movies go, it doesn’t change the genre, but it does turn it on its head. It’s unpredictable, which makes it enjoyable. Storm Ried plays the niece, and she does so brilliantly. She makes the movie.

Worth the cost of a matinee ticket, but also worth waiting for Netflix to get the disc.

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