Out Of Death (2021) Review



Directed By: Mike Burns

Starring: Jaime King & Bruce Willis

Synopsis: Still grieving the untimely death of her father, photojournalist Shannon Mathers (Jamie King) spreads his ashes in the woods when she witnesses a cop (Lala Kent) shooting and killing an unarmed henchman during a drug deal. She captures the whole scene on her camera before being discovered. Shot at, scared, helpless and on the run, she races her way through the woods with no recognition of her location. Distracted by the violent noise of the attack, Jack Harris (Bruce Willis) a newly retired police officer who is relaxing at his cabin, saves Shannon just in time and the two narrowly escape into the woods. Not sure of whom she can trust, as more dirty cops arrive to help hunt her down, including the brutal town sheriff Hank Rivers (Michael Sirow), she decides to rely on Jack, her only real chance to fight back the corrupt police and bring it to justice.

Review: Out of Death sees Shannon (Jaime King) character hunted through the woods by corrupt cops, her only saviour Jack Harris (Bruce Willis) a cop in the wrong place at the right time.

Out Of Death was shot during the pandemic in 9 days and on a small budget, the movie focuses on corruption and involves politicians and law enforcement, which in our current society isn’t anything out of the norm, but it’s a bold move for the director Mike Burns to use such a sensitive topic as his directional debut. If he keeps making such choices I’m willing to sit along for the ride.

Now, actioneers, listen. This is a low budget movie, don’t be expecting Willis to be leaping around, double guns and one liners, this movie has about 1 or 2 days max with Willis onset, it’s also more of a thriller than a shoot-em-up.

Jaime King plays a vulnerable character that has to step up to survive, she goes through a full transformation throughout the movie. This kind of role comes to Jaime King naturally who has played the final girl in My Bloody Valentine and the vulnerable turned absolute badass warrior Rose in Black Summer. Jaime is a gifted actress.

Overall this is a low budget thriller shot in a 9 day period, not as bad as other reviews make it out to be.