On the one hand indebted to his father but on the other wanting better for his own child is Chad Cutler (Michael Fassbender) in this fast-paced, dark crime-comedy. Beginning at high velocity in a beat-up Subaru chasing a rabbit through fields, we are immediately thrust into a world where speed and strength settle scores and the law does not apply.
Chad is part of a notorious clan of outlaws led by his criminal father (Brendan Gleeson). He struggles to instil good values in his children, as the elder Cutler praises bad behaviour and lets brawn rather than brains rule the day. When tensions between the Cutlers and local law enforcement finally come to a head, loyalties are put to the ultimate test.
Not just a film about a family of outlaws – this is a film about family itself. With a pulsating original score by The Chemical Brothers, a script rich in slang and delivered in gruff North British tones, the film never takes itself too seriously as it drives us to an emotional conclusion.