Dad Savage


Time Out says

This first feature - a Fen country heist drama knee-deep in illicit banknotes, callous youths, betrayal, confusion and general bellicosity - evidently takes Shallow Grave as its inspiration. But it's a hash job, a blank, tiresome muddle of vapid characters and threadbare plotting. The one distinction is the show-role provided for senior actor Patrick Stewart as tulip farmer Dad Savage, known just as 'D' to his boys: son Sav (Wood) and his buddies H (McKidd), Vic (Warren) and Bob (McFadden), D's recently hired hands. This being (supposedly) an East Anglian Western, Dad wears a stetson and cowboy boots, enjoys Country and Western line dancing, and has scant regard for the law and a stash of loot buried in the woods. Likewise, the boys get off on guns, killing and blood - as a brief introductory montage informs us - and evince just enough wherewithal to hatch a half-baked scheme which instantly unravels for the duration of the film.


Release details

104 mins

Cast and crew

Betsan Morris Evans
Steven Williams
Patrick Stewart
Kevin McKidd
Helen McCrory
Joe McFadden
Marc Warren
Jake Wood
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