Shot Caller
Shot Caller (2017)

SHOT CALLER follows the harrowing, often heart-rending journey of successful businessman Jacob Harlon (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) who is transformed into Money, a stoic, ruthless prison gangster after a DUI sends him down the rabbit hole of the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 18, 2017
DVD Release Date: July 20, 2017
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

"Shot Caller" effectively conveys the vise grip of Jacob's options, but that doesn't make it less ludicrous from scene to scene.

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Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter

Coster-Waldau ... conveys a strong masculine presence in both sections of the film, and it is fascinating to watch his transformation from privileged family man to hardened con.

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Edward Douglas
Film Journal International

A brilliantly made film, unlike anything else out there, and it teaches a valuable lesson about what the penal system's cycle of violence can do to an honest man.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

It always feels like an exercise instead of an examination, a flow chart of bad decisions and explosive violence that may not glorify the poisonous nature of hard time but rarely skims below the surface of what it means to break bad.

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Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

[T]he entire dynamic of the character's story [changes] in a way that is ... far too conventional...

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Evan Saathoff
Birth.Movies.Death.

A great example of the kind of movie you shouldn't ignore simply because it's not getting a big, theatrical release.

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Pete Vonder Haar
Village Voice

Shot Caller is Coster-Waldau's show, and he's up to the task.

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Shot Caller is a curdled and rancid look at the American dream gone haywire.

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Pete Hammond
Deadline Hollywood Daily

Although this film has trappings of a lot of prison films and shows you might have seen, writer-director Ric Roman Waugh has more on his mind and seems to be pointing out that the system can suck you in and lead you down the wrong path.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Gimly M.
Something you will have seen before, but still utterly gripping.