This piece was written during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labour of the writers and actors currently on strike, the movie being covered here wouldn't exist.
If Pulp Fiction was the mother of all comebacks for A-list superstar John Travolta, then the tough and intense crime thriller Mob Land is his second bite of the cherry. Travolta plays a small town sheriff up against a vicious, snakeskin boot wearing hitman, played by Stephen Dorff. Travolta is terrific in his role, a reminder of what a sensational actor he is when he's given material that matches his talent.
Following in the footsteps of dark and gritty neo-noir classics No Country For Old Men, One False Move, and Killing Them Softly, Mob Land is a truly impressive debut from writer/director Nicholas Maggio, a sleek, bleak and thrilling excursion into the underbelly of rural American. As well as car chases, botched heists and brutal high-powered gunplay, the film is also a powerful commentary on America's opioid crisis, all played out over a razor wire taut script, where you know from the outset things are going to go South.
Watch the exclusive clip below and watch Mob Land in cinemas from Friday 25th April.