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'Two Step': EW review

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Two Step

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
95 minutes
Wide Release Date:
07/31/15
performer:
Beth Broderick, James Landry Hebert, Skyy Moore
director:
Alex R. Johnson
genre:
Crime, Drama, Thriller

We gave it a B

In an anonymous Texas border town, expelled college kid James (Skyy Moore) inherits some money from his recently deceased grandmother, thus kicking off a series of entanglements with a nosy neighbor (Beth Broderick) and a fresh-out-of-prison con man (James Landry Hébert). Writer-director Alex R. Johnson’s feature debut uses Southern Gothic simmer to heat up what is otherwise a typical gun-and-bag-of-money crime tale, though Hébert’s terrifyingly electric performance keeps the heat turned up enough to make the bloody climax feel like relief. B