In his debut feature “Mob Land,” director Nicholas Maggio draws from cinematic influences like “No Country for Old Men” and “Collateral” to craft a rural noir. The story revolves around Shelby, a family man turned reluctant accomplice in a heist orchestrated by his reckless brother-in-law. As the heist goes awry, a relentless mob enforcer, Clayton, emerges with shades of Anton Chigurh. John Travolta’s portrayal of local sheriff Bodie Davis adds gravitas to the narrative as he navigates crime scenes with a world-weary yet observant demeanor. Despite its borrowed elements, Maggio manages to capture the despair of a town plagued by economic decline and addiction. Atmospheric tension and committed performances contribute to the engagement of this derivative yet absorbing tale. Visit afdah info for more!
Mob Land | August 4, 2023 (United States)
Director: Nicholas MaggioWriter: Nicholas Maggio, Rob HealyStars: Jake Arzola, Ashley Benson, Kevin DillonSummary: A sheriff tries to keep the peace when a desperate family man violently robs a pill mill with his brother-in-law, alerting an enforcer for the New Orleans mafia.
Countries: CanadaLanguages: English