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Cast: Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker, Jarhead), Jonathan Cake (First Knight),Sam Jones III (Glory Road) Charles Malik Whitfield (Behind Enemy Lines)
A botched car-jacking forces two white-collar criminals to take refuge in the home of the thugs that accosted them. Over the course of one explosive, unpredictable night, worlds collide, fortunes shift, lives are cast aside and the most unsuspecting of heroes walks away with a multimillion dollar score.
Hilbert Hakim is no stranger to film making, he has been an assistant director on some very big Hollywood productions and he brings that experience with him as he directs his first film, Krews. The basic story is about these two guys that are in organized crime and one night they get their car jacked which leads to a series of events that spiral out of control. There's not a whole lot of action in the film but the plot has a great deal of thought and suspense built into it. This is one of those films that needs to be seen and not told about because the more you talk about it the more you are going to give away in regards to the plot but I can tell you this is a tense and smart film with an amazing surprise ending, it's a film that stays with even even after it's over. Basically the film is a Urban drama that plays out during the course of it's entire run time and during that time it slowly pulls the audience in and it always leaves you wanting more all the way till it's very satisfying finish. For an Independent film it is almost flawless technically, one of the first things I noticed about the film was just how good it was production wise. I can't talk about the film without mentioning that cast, each and everyone actor did a great job including, Brian Geraghty(The Hurt Locker, Jarhead) and Jonathan Cake(First Knight) who are both amazing as the film's two main leads. I also have to mention Faune A. Chambers who gives a great performance as the sister of one of the car jackers who gets drawn into the whole mess unwillingly when he brings the problem to her place.
The film sends a profound message but as far as the entertainment value goes it delivers on every level. "Krews" is a solid effort by a filmmaker that knows how to tell a thought-provoking, intense story. I look forward to seeing what Director, Hakim comes up with next. The DVD comes out on May 10th but you can visit Osiris Entertainment to check when you can pre-order it HERE. "Krews" was an official selection at numerous film festivals which included a win for best Director at the Prescott Film Festival and for good reason. This is a film that serves as a good example of just how good Independent cinema can be, I highly recommend this to everyone because it is a smart and highly entertaining film.
Released by Osiris Entertainment
**** Out Of *****