Son of a Gun

Son of a Gun

By Julius Avery

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release Date: 2015-01-23
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 49min
  • Director: Julius Avery
  • Production Company: Media House Capital
  • Production Country: Australia, Canada, United Kingdom
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 712 Ratings


During a six-month stint inside a West Australian prison, rookie criminal JR (BRENTON THWAITES) meets the smart and enigmatic Brendan Lynch (EWAN McGREGOR). In exchange for protection on the inside, JR agrees to help Brendan get outside, hooking up with the influential Sam Lennox (JACEK KOMAN), hot-headed nephew Josh (TOM BUDGE) and his mysterious Eastern European girl Tasha (ALICIA VIKANDER). Becoming a father-like mentor to JR, Brendan convinces him to join on another high stakes job - robbing a Kalgoorlie gold mine. Operating on information from Sam, the team, including stunt driver Chris (NASH EDGERTON) Sterlo, and Josh attempt the impossible, busting into a super pit and stealing bars of gold just after they are poured. With millions of dollars and lives at stake, it’s hard to tell whom JR can trust, and whose side each player is actually on. And with his feelings for Tasha increasing, and his faith in Brendan decreasing, JR must figure out his next move… before its check, mate.




  • Clutterbug3

    By jawswood
    Mostly flawed screen writing and predictable plot sinks this film in a hurry. A boring rehash of every mega-heist film ever made, this one is even worse due to the relentless stupidity of the central character. He should been knocked off early in the film but is allowed to make blunder after blunder and yet come out on top. sO boring and Monotonous.
  • Keeps you going

    By Frozzt
    Great film, solid story and great actors. Takes are very well made, lots of suspense and action.
  • Brenton Thwaites

    By Faisal Kamal
    Love Brenton! This definitely is much different from his other roles and he plays it well. Recommend this to anyone looking for a crime thriller or love Brenton ;)
  • A Poor Mans The Town..

    By Real Rick Grimes
    Solid film, great acting by up and comer Thwaites and Ewan McGregory is always good. Watch it, you'd be surprised and Australia always churns out good crime thrillers.