Range Runners

2019

Thriller

198
IMDb Rating 4.8 10 5

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1022.53 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
111 min
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2.05 GB
1920×1080
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
111 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by hello-73338 8 / 10 / 10

Underrated directorial debut gem

Despite some occasional wooden acting performances by supporting role actors, this directorial debut from Highland Park-based Philip S. Plowden is strong mostly thanks to a stunning performance by actress Celeste Cooper as Mel. Cooper plays a black woman endurance athlete who is forced to fight and eventually kill for survival when her long distance trail run takes a deadly twist following and encounter with two hapless ex convicts in a convoluted plot involving county lines drug deal gone wrong. Perhaps the most interesting plot line is the flashbacks to a young girl on tue track being pushed to her limits by an ex marine coach who's ashes are eventually scattered in the present time woods mirroring the same scattering of cocaine that takes the story to a darker place. This movie is not horror, thriller nor comedy but contains elements of all these genres to produce a compelling and intelligent script which is credible. Expect great things to come from Cooper and Plowden hopefully in future collaborations. An underlying dramatic score keeps the tension building as various scenarios are played out in downstate Carbondale woodlands including the Shawnee National Forest providing a sufficiently eerie backdrop.

Reviewed by omendata 6 / 10 / 10

Slow and nothing much to write home about

Acting is fine , has potential for a good story but it just felt laboured and soon became a bit of a repetitive borefest. The bad guy was not bad enough, dialogue was a bit wishy washy and the action was not great but I did enjoy the disembowelling scene; it was the best part of the whole thing which does not say a lot. Average 5/10 and that is being generous!

Reviewed by BandSAboutMovies 6 / 10 / 10

Above the norm

We've all seen our share of female-centric survival thrillers, but this feature film debut by TV and film location managers Philip S. Plowden and Devon Colwell (Chicago P.D. and Jupiter Ascending), working as co-writers and directors, don't allow their story to degrade into (the usual) supernatural subplots; they instead chose to focus on drama and character development over the usual ultra-violence we are normally subjected to in the female-survival genre. Actress Celeste M. Cooper-who met the writing-directing duo as a recurring background actor on the set of Chicago P.D.-is Mel, a tough-as-nails long-distance runner taught by her father to endure pain and exist outside of her body's physical limits. While setting a goal for herself to conquer an infamous 2,000-mile hiking trail, she puts the lessons of her father (coaching her via flashbacks) to the test when two desperate men (Sean Patrick Leonard and Michael B. Woods; both Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med acting alum) descend her into a life of terror. The day and night outdoor photography on this by Darryl Miller (Chicago P.D., natch) is crisp and sharp; in conjunction with its tight script and pacing from Plowden and Colwell, Range Runners rises above the usual VOD streaming and Lifetime damsel-of-the-weekend product. The acting in this is superb and assures we will see more from Cooper, Leonard, and Woods on the small and big screen.

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