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The Loner

The Loner is a movie starring Reza Sixo Safai, Helena Mattsson, and Parviz Sayyad. After being wrongly accused of stealing from his former boss, an Iranian gangster with girl problems must hunt down stolen drugs in this neon-noir...

Other Titles
The Persian Connection, Persian Connection, Samotnik
Running Time
1 hours 43 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Mystery, Thriller, Action, Crime
Director
Daniel Grove
Writer
Daniel Grove, Daniel Grove, Reza Sixo Safai
Actors
Parviz Sayyad, Julian Sands, Helena Mattsson, Reza Sixo Safai
Country
USA
Year
2016
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

After being wrongly accused of stealing from his former boss, an Iranian gangster with girl problems must hunt down stolen drugs in this neon-noir fever dream set in the bizarre Persian and Russian Los Angeles underworld where obscene reigns supreme.

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Joan W.

The Loner is a crime drama based on a true story. The story takes place in May 1974 in the small town of Greensburg, Indiana. For the past 25 years, the sheriff has been retiring due to his declining health. His wife has been trying to have him succeed, but they cannot do so. This is the third time that he has made a plan to retire, and it is now due. His son and daughter (Kevin Bacon and Mia Farrow) visit him and tell him that his wife has left him and wants him to meet with her in a few days, and also wants him to meet with their friend (Colin Farrell) in a few days. This is where the story begins. His son and daughter do not like this idea, and do not want him to be alone with his family for some time. But he can't stand the idea of losing his daughter. So he goes on his own way and meets his friend in a restaurant in the small town. But after talking to him for a while, he decides to meet the girl in the same time. There are many secrets that come out. And these are some of the secrets that have happened. The ending is very good. You do not know the reason for this ending. There are many secrets that have been revealed. The acting is good. Kevin Bacon is very good in the role of the sheriff. He is very convincing in his role. Mia Farrow is also good in her role. Colin Farrell is good as the town friend. But this is not the type of actor that he would be known for. The ending is not that good. You do not know why the ending is good, but it is not the worst ending in movie history. The story is very good and well written. The story is interesting and also makes you think a lot. The only drawback is that it is a little too long. You do not want to see it all at once. The Loner is not a film to watch if you want to relax. This is not a film that you should watch if you want to have fun. But if you like a good crime film that is based on a true story, and is not just a pretty girl, then you should definitely see this film.

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Paul Torres

Here's another movie that was pretty much ignored when it came out. It tells the story of a mother who takes in two orphaned boys, the sons of a police officer and a cook who accidentally kill a man. This movie was pretty original for a while, and then the story slowly gets repetitive. If you have a choice of two movies to watch, watch the first one, and if you don't have that choice, watch the second one. Both were pretty entertaining, and both of them were pretty good.

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Dorothy Nguyen

I'm not a movie fan at all, but I did like "Lone Star" for what it was. It wasn't one of the most popular movies ever, but it was an enjoyable film. It's the type of movie that you might want to watch again if you like it. As for "Lone Star", I don't agree with the fact that the acting is bad. It's not a masterpiece, but it's not like the acting is bad. It's like the acting is just average. That's all I'll say about this movie. I will say that I love the 1980s film. I loved that the colors were so vivid, and the music was great. I also loved the fact that the film was about a cop. I also like the fact that this movie is about a cop, and not a stripper, or a hottie. I also like the fact that this is an underdog story. It's about a cop trying to help a woman, and the woman helping the cop. It's about how the cops are really cops, and the criminals are really criminals. And it's about the people who are running from the police and who are working with the criminals. Overall, I like the 1980s film better. I think "Lone Star" is a good film, and I would recommend this movie to someone. It's not one of the best movies ever, but it's an enjoyable movie that is not as bad as the rating would suggest. I give "Lone Star" a 7/10.

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Eric Bates

The plot is the basic story. John Cusack is a cold-blooded killer, the self-centered, self-centered John Cusack who falls in love with the cute chick who could be his girlfriend. The plot is quite simple, so you will find that you don't really care about the characters. The setting is the same of many murder/drama movies. The acting is good. The scenery is decent, the music is OK, the costumes are too. They are generic but OK. The story is fairly well done. The audience isn't bored and you can't really blame them if they were bored. The villains are pretty cool too, because they don't follow the cliches. I really liked the ending, because it makes you feel a little better for the murderer, because the killer realized his error and now he wants to do good things for the innocent people who were hurt. All in all, a really good movie, worth to watch for the mystery genre. My rate: 7/10.

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Larry Nelson

There is no doubt that the Loner is an enjoyable watch. It's a slick and stylish crime film, though it can't help but feel like a prequel to that feature. But it's also a well-shot and polished film, a creative and well-made film. The main character played by Woody Harrelson plays a complicated character. Though it's the middle of the movie, Harrelson's character at first seems so seemingly random and innocent. The ending of the film and of the film in general doesn't add anything new or unique to the crime genre. It's a good action thriller and worth checking out. Also, it's just really cool to see John Hawkes in a high-profile film. The Loner is an enjoyable watch. 7/10

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Brittany

You know, when I saw this movie I had not much interest in it. It was the beginning of the end of my interest in Action movies. But this movie had many more interesting scenes than any of the other "Action" movies out there. I love the movie because of the plot. This is not just an action movie, it is a dark crime story. I love the atmosphere of the movie. The music in this movie is also great, it fits perfectly in the movie. This movie has a lot of emotions and at the end you have the feeling that you just saw an action movie with a lot of emotions. I can recommend this movie to anyone who is into crime or Action Movies, but this is a good movie to watch once.

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Nicole Henry

A more serious than expected collaboration between Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett is compelling. The tone is lighter than expected and interesting, without being too subtle or all that edgy. You might feel like this movie is a throwback to the first Matrix film, but it's nowhere near that. The cast works, with Blanchett doing more than decent as the movie's primary protagonist, while Pitt and Blanchett as his estranged lovers. The story is a lot of fun, and overall it's one of those movies you could watch over and over and find yourself liking it more and more as the movie progresses. What I really enjoyed about this movie is its ability to work as both a thriller and a comedy, but in a balanced way. There are some strong points, but there are also some weaker elements. This film is entertaining, but the dialogue can be somewhat clunky at times. The action sequences are well done, and the setting is a beautiful, gorgeous film. The only thing this movie doesn't really do well is, ironically, the twists. They are satisfying and impactful, but you can predict most of them. They work well for the majority of the movie, but it's definitely not that common.

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Roger Scott

I didn't like this film because I had the feeling it was trying to be something different than other movies. There are some great points about this movie, but I could have done with a little more originality. The story isn't exactly a mystery. It's a small case gone terribly wrong. This story is so simple it's unbelievable and bizarre. It's just so...crappy. The acting is good and the pacing is good. There are some good twists and turns and the villain is believable. All in all, I didn't like this movie much. It's not terrible, but it's not great. And, while it's not bad, it's not very good either. It's certainly not terrible, but it's not great either. I would not recommend this movie to anyone who has not seen the original, because this movie does not follow the book, and that's a problem. For those of you who have seen the movie, there is a large percentage of people who will hate it because the movie follows the book so closely. This is my opinion, but I think it's a good thing that this movie follows the book so closely. The movie is not bad, but it's not great. I give it a 7 out of 10.

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Carol R.

The Loner, directed by Richard Linklater, may be a thought-provoking film, but it certainly isn't one of my favorite movies. It is somewhat sad to see the hard work put into the script go for naught, with the result being that much of the audience is left in the dark about what the characters were really up to. The opening titles reveal that the Loner was kidnapped on the orders of her captors and her captors are none too pleased about this. The kidnapping is shrouded in secrecy until the very end, which results in much unnecessary suspense. The Loner is kidnapped by a gang of ex-special forces, who have a grudge against the Loner for taking them down. When the Loner is freed from captivity by her captors, she does not quite realize what has happened, until a friend of hers joins her, but he dies before the Loner gets to find out what is really going on. The Loner is then kidnapped by the bad guys. This could have been a riveting film, but the end results are rather disjointed. I do not want to ruin the film for anyone by revealing any more, so I will leave it at that. If you want to see the Loner, you might be able to get a kick out of it, but I am sure that the rest of the audience will be a little perplexed. I give the Loner a 7 out of 10, but I do not think that it is an award winning film. It was slightly different than I expected it to be, but it wasn't anything special.

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Christopher

I read some of the reviews here and it made me believe they are making a mockery of the movies and the actors. The premise of the movie is that two friends in Paris are forced to break up. They take up the case of a missing girl and find that the two are no more connected than two strangers. Two good friends break up and just keep working on different cases. The movie has good action and some very believable scenes. All the action is confined to the whole movie and the only thing it really does is fill in the action gaps in the movie. This is not like Fast and Furious or whatever it is called where it is crammed with action. This movie is about two cops that can't get along and they end up working together on a case. This is not a brilliant movie, I had some trouble following it, but it is worth watching and you have to be willing to watch two movies that are not really that different from each other.

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Rose H.

All I have to say is, What was the matter with the makers of The Loner? Because there was enough horror here to make me look at this movie as some sort of modern horror movie. It's not as bad as Twilight or The Ring, but still a "5". Basically, it's a sort of modern take on The Shining, as they do have the same premise of a house that's haunted by something that will happen to anyone who has the key to it. It's the type of movie that, you know, once you start watching it, you will still want to watch it at some point in the future. As far as the movie is concerned, you don't have to know anything about the book to understand the story, and it's even a bit more boring than I expected, so be sure to check out the movie first. But the movie is just good fun. Like I said, it's not as bad as people say it is. It's a solid 7 out of 10. Recommended.

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Christian H.

I love this film, as much as the fans of the book. I didn't read the book for some reason, but I heard that it was excellent. I have always loved the way the two main characters interact. They're completely different, but they have the same intentions and their lives intersect in this film. The performance by Michael Douglas was fantastic, and always a pleasure to see him. The script, however, was always impressive. I think that the film was far from perfect, but I have to admit that it was an interesting story. This is a new era for the Fleming films. Very much a worthy successor to the novels.

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Janet

Saw the film in a pre-screening with a few friends. We enjoyed it and even thought it was a pretty good movie. People who find a lot of sex in this film are missing the point. There is much more to it than that. The movie is not meant to be a depiction of teenage sex. It is a police procedural, etc. People who find the "tough guy" movie genre to be a problem just don't get it. You either understand the characters or not. This movie is a mystery to those who know the story, while everyone else can just figure out what is going on. You are not really supposed to be so certain about anything you see. But then the filmmakers make sure to tell you the ending as well as the names of all the characters so you can really figure out what happens. You really get the feel of this story as the characters find clues and begin to unravel. While I'm not sure what the director/writers were trying to do, they did it pretty well. This is a good thriller, not necessarily a great film. I liked it but you are not going to get many people who are going to find it a great movie. The movie would have been better as a mystery.

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Patrick B.

With the great name attached to this film, there's no telling if I should be giving it a high or a low rating. I think it's a reasonable 5.5. Not because it is great. Quite the opposite. It's really quite mediocre and no better than a 4.5 rating. That is because the actual story has been manipulated to make it seem much more interesting and intense than it really is. Basically, everything from the opening scene to the ending is explained and explained again. There are no moments of pure suspense. Not even the basic time-travel thing was developed properly. It's like a really bad teen movie, in a way. They got all of the scenes from other movies, and most of the scenes are just generic lines and lame dialogs. It's boring. The characters are not interesting, not even the ones on the "bad" side. Some of them do a decent job, but most of them are just weak and are only there to fill the quota. The most interesting character in the whole movie is Harry Dean Stanton's character, who was actually in the original script for this film. He doesn't do anything. And the one who dies during the film, that I actually enjoyed, was one of the best character in the whole movie. In my opinion, the only good character in the movie is the drug dealer, who is really special. He shows that he's not some crazy addict that can't be killed. That is, of course, not very interesting and is just a character that isn't "hated" by his target audience. I think the idea of him being a character with "deep" problems and a very important role in the whole story is more interesting and engaging. But I guess that that is what the movie makers wanted to do. Now, I know that you're probably saying that that doesn't really matter. But it does, and I just didn't find it to be a very good movie.

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Samuel

After watching the "Loner" trailer, I was very interested in this movie. While I was familiar with the characters from the "The Loner" books, I found the movie was not as well developed and all the characters were very small and weak. In fact, the story was weak, and the acting was not at all well done. The only characters I could get behind were David R. Ellis and John Hurt. That being said, the story was enjoyable, and I liked the twists in the story, and the suspense that is built in the story. Unfortunately, the casting was great, especially the performances of Michael Madsen, the young and sexy Juliette Lewis, and the very dark as well as charismatic David R. Ellis. I was not impressed with the other cast members, which was a big shame. The set up for the movie was great, but it seemed that the plot was weak and the story was not well developed. However, I do not think the movie was as good as the books. At the end of the day, the movie was a good rental. It is not the best movie out there, but it was good enough to rent, and to watch on DVD.

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Melissa G.

And it has some great production value, acting, and effects. One thing, however, was missing, a huge plot twist or something to make this movie unique. Like a little mystery or something. I've seen many bad movies this year, but not this one. The acting was good, but I never really felt for the characters. I felt like I was watching another film. Just my opinion.

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Robert Fisher

A troubled cop, Ben King (James Caan), is assigned to cover the funeral of a murder suspect. The mystery that unfolds is one of the most original murder mysteries I've ever seen. The Loner is basically about an investigation that goes beyond "what really happened". It's not really about the mystery, though. The film is about the detective in the field, and the "what really happened". I love James Caan in this movie, and the characters he plays are just wonderful. The pacing of the film is right on, the tension is there, the murder mystery is clever, and the ending is simple but original. I really liked this film, and I recommend it to anyone who likes murder mystery films. If you love James Caan, you will love this movie.

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Wayne Grant

James Manfredini (Maggie Smith) is a Los Angeles Detective working the case of a ruthless hit-man. He finds himself involved in a woman's case which is caused by a serial killer who also targeted his former colleague. Though she will not let James get away with it he is able to find the killer and shut him down. She will not let him, so does his girlfriend of ten years. It is pretty clear in this movie that it is a character driven story. There is no character development and the killer himself is never more than a side note. There is a lot of red herrings and this is to make you think about who the killer is. It is easy to see who the killer is as he is constantly mentioned. There are only two things that make this movie worth watching. One, the direction and two, the female lead who is really good at her job and played by Maggie Smith. The best thing about the movie is the fact that the viewer is able to figure out who the killer is. It is the first of the long running serial killer flicks that also has a really good ending. It is a well made and acted movie that could have been so much better if it was better directed.

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Jason Taylor

A Christmas Eve at the dingy, dilapidated house of millionaire (Marlon Brando) and his mistress (Kate Nelligan) is set to be one of the last days for a number of people in the world. While walking through the snowy woods, a group of disturbed teenagers pull a pair of rare horses out of their hide-out to relieve themselves, only to be spotted by the horses' owner, who will have to defend his property. Leaving a dead animal with his daughters, the animals will be disposed of by the owner of the horse, who has promised to take care of the horses' needs, and the descendants of the deceased. Their plan is foiled, as Brando's ex-wife, Gloria (Marlene Dietrich), makes a bid to have him come back into her life. Brando's first role is in the musical numbers of this "high-tech-thriller" directed by David Seltzer, with Brando playing the protagonist. The story of this film is an enjoyable one, and the film's highlights are the pair of horses, which are an essential part of the film's plot, and the performance by the eccentric Brando as an ex-cab driver. Dietrich plays a similarly eccentric character, along with her deranged brother, and Brando's relationship with her is a bit sappy. The ending is somewhat predictable, but is generally well-made, and has a few solid moments of suspense.

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Kevin A.

I never got the chance to watch it on TV, so I just came to this review. The story was well executed and the action was well executed. I was even able to see the opening scene in the theater. The acting was great and the rest of the cast was awesome. I liked the theme of the movie and how it influenced the story. My only gripe was the choice of actors. It was a bit hard to tell who was who because they are all so similar. But other than that, a good movie to watch.

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Christina

.and also make up for it by not trying to get to know the characters, you want to see their reactions to the situation and how they deal with it. But I'll go with it and say there is something of a silly ending to this movie, but don't really mind that. But what I did notice about this movie is how good it is in terms of acting, even though the characters are fairly flimsy, they're actually quite good. You really want to like these characters, especially the two bad guys, as they're so over-the-top and crazy, but there's some really genuine moments in this movie, where you can't help but feel for them and care about what happens to them. The thing that really saves this movie is that it's a whole lot of fun to watch. The action scenes are great and some of the dialogue is a little silly, but overall this movie is really good fun. The cast is excellent. The thing that makes this movie work is the characters, and the chemistry between them. This is the main focus of the movie, as you really want them to succeed, even if it means some confusion and confusion is a good thing. I really can't stress how good this movie is in terms of actors, especially with the two bad guys. They're one of the best action scenes in a movie. If you're not into a lot of movies that are all explosions and shooting and guns, you might not like this movie, but it's a fun movie for that reason.

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Gary

I really enjoyed this movie! It was beautifully filmed and the storyline was great. If you don't have an interest in this sub genre, it may not be for you. It has a lot of action, especially the action between the wife and the husband. At times, it really seemed like it was a car chase. However, it was not very graphic and the violence was not that graphic. Overall, a really good movie.

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Kenneth Gibson

The Loner is very much in the vein of the late 70's hit thriller "The Sixth Sense" as it is based on a true story and deals with a robbery gone wrong. A former soldier by the name of Paul found a hidden family heirloom that belonged to the family of a guy named Hugh who died in the war and decided to keep it. It is rumored that Hugh's son played by a young Ray Liotta was the one that told Paul that he was the only heir to the family. Paul is asked by the young man's widow to bring the family to the desert so they can plan the family's funeral but the young man's widow refuses to accept it. This leads Paul to uncover more clues that lead to the robbery that took place on a train but Paul doesn't know the identity of the robbers. I enjoyed the film quite a bit and was really taken in by the fact that the film actually took place in the desert. It felt like I was right there with the people who were in that situation and even though the story did take place in the desert, it felt like I was actually watching it from the people who were on the train. I also liked the ending as it was a good one and didn't take anything away from the rest of the film. The movie was filled with mystery and was quite fun. The film has the two things I like the most, drama and a mystery. The mystery was interesting and kept me guessing. The drama was quite good, and while there was a lot of sex and violence, it didn't go overboard like some other films in the same genre do. The action was fairly good, but I thought it was much better than some other action films out there. It was a fast paced film, and it did a good job of keeping me interested in the action. Overall, The Loner is quite a good film and should be watched by anyone looking for a mystery film to watch.

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Kelly Bell

I was expecting a lot more of this film than what I got, but I must say I was not disappointed. It has a great script, fantastic acting, some great shoot-outs and some great scenes. There are some problems, though. The plot is a little messy at times. But it works for the film. The reason for the plot is that you have a guy who is a thief and a girl who has fallen in love with him. So, in the end, he's going to betray her and she's going to make him pay for it. In the end, however, he does not. He has been betrayed by the girl, so what's the point in that? So, why should the movie not end with his being shot? That would have been a great ending. I would have liked the character of the detective to be a little more fleshed out. He had a great storyline, but the character wasn't fleshed out enough. Also, I thought the ending was a little predictable, and that it was a bit too good. I think we would all have expected something a little more weird. If you are into crime-drama, this movie is for you.