First Kill: Everything we know
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In First Kill, a grieving mother (Kelly Reilly) turns to the police after an unsuccessful search for her daughter’s killer. The film is about the struggle of a police detective (Tommy Lee Jones) and a suspect, Ray (Steven C. Miller), who struggles to connect over their grief and their shared pain of losing a loved one.
In the Southwest of the United States, the torture and murder of Daisy’s daughter drive her to seek help from Ray Ray Wheeler (Steven C. Miller). A man is released from prison 14 months after being convicted for the serial kidnapping and murder of five young women as part of an online sex work/human trafficking ring.
What is the Release date of the First Kill?
First Kill was Originally scheduled to be released at Sundance Film Festival in January 2017 but was later pushed back to April 2017. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 22, 2017. Released on April 28, 2017, in the United States, First Kill has grossed $2.4 million.
Steven Miller announced that he had begun work on another film project titled “Something More” with prolific short film director Alan Dwan.
First Kill was filmed in four weeks with a budget of $4 million. The film currently has an approval rating of 9% on Rotten Tomatoes. Reviews for “First Kill” have been primarily negative, and the film currently has a score of 6 on Metacritic and an approval rating of 9% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Who are the characters in First Kill?
First Kill is a 2017 American crime drama thriller directed and written by Steven C. Miller. It stars Tommy Lee Jones as a detective and Kelly Reilly as the grieving mother. In supporting roles, First Kill also stars Steven C. Miller, Daniella Pineda, Kaitlyn Dever, Lindsey Gort, and Julie Benz.
On January 16, 2015, in Viterbo, a remote and scenic part of the Italian countryside, 18-year-old Italian teen Valentina Ross disappeared while attempting to hitchhike home following a music festival. She was last seen getting into a red pickup truck or van. The following day her body was discovered along the side of a highway.
What happened in First Kill?
Jones’s character, Detective Stephan Hughes, a former Army Ranger and veteran of the Iraq War with a history of alcoholism, has been working on the case for a year. Hughes is considered one of the best detectives in the small town. His wife (Dever), daughter (Zoe Kazan), and son (Jaxon Webber), along with his partner (Pineda), are also detectives on his team.
Hughes has little to do, so he attends the victim’s funeral. There he meets Ray Ray Wheeler (Miller), a middle-aged man who also lost his daughter (Reilly) to murder. Wheeler is a former drug addict and fast-food employee who served time for his crimes and is a caretaker for his elderly mother (Benz). Wheeler worked at the same fast food restaurant Daisy’s daughter worked at and was her online boyfriend. Hughes is skeptical of Wheeler and questions whether or not he killed the girl.
First Kill is very different from the other films that Steven C. Miller has directed. He most commonly refers to horror films, including “The Aggression Scale,” “Rites of Spring,” and “The Rage: Carrie 2”. First Kill also portrays a more realistic depiction of American law enforcement and the struggles of officers who deal with life-changing events outside their control and how they can affect their personal lives.
What are the reactions of fans to it?
Critics and film fans are raving about the performances in First Kill. The movie is being compared to the 2016 film “Whiplash.” “First Kill” is receiving many positive responses from movie critics. The film has an approval rating of 9% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 2.4/5 on IMDB.
Critics are praising the performances of Jones and Miller as well as the direction by Miller, who also co-wrote the screenplay for First Kill with Sam Weisman. The story has been described as highly intense and character-driven, with no weak parts in its cast, even though specific roles are minor.