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Cast: Antoine Olivier Pilon, with Jim Gaffigan and Josh Hartnett

Director: Daniel Roby

Genre: Biography, Crime, Thriller

Year: 2020

Rating: R

Inspired by the gripping true story, an investigative journalist (Josh Hartnett) unravels a twisted case of entrapment wherein a guy from the wrong side of the tracks, Daniel (Antoine-Olivier Pilon), is forced into a dangerous drug deal against his will and is sentenced to 100 years in a Thai prison. As Daniel endures torture and abuse, the journalist must track down the shady undercover cops benefiting off the conspiracy, while also fighting for Danielís freedom.

'Most Wanted' tells the story of a young man who is just having a rough go of things. Daniel gets involved with a low life drug dealer who is working with the Canadian police to bring down a drug pin living in Thailand. Daniel serves as the patsy and gets sentenced to 100 years in a Thai prison. Lucky for him an investigative journalist working at the Globe takes interest in the case and decides to help fight for Daniel's freedom. To be honest I wasn't expect much from crime/thriller.

The synopsis reminded me of the film, "Midnight Express" in a lot of Ways. Inspired by a true story, 'Most Wanted' had me hooked right from the start. Writer/Director, Daniel Roby does a fantastic job of telling the story of a young man who falls victim to a corrupt system.

The film is in a complex yet easy to follow way. There are a lot of pieces at work but they all fit perfectly together to tell its story. It draws you in right from the start and it will also make you pretty damn bad as well. 'Most Wanted' has a lot going for but one thing that really stuck out for me was the cast.

Josh Hartnett gives a career performance as the investigative journalist, Victor Malarek and Antoine Olivier Pilon delivers a fantastic performance. But they not alone because there are other stand out performances from Jim Gaffigan and Stephen McHattie to name a few.

If you like crimes films that are inspired by true stories then you need to check out 'Most Wanted' when it opens in Theaters and On Demand July 24th 2020. It is an eye opening film that is sure to unleash a flood of emotions.

Released by Saban Films

**** Out Of *****