- Nicholas Hoult, Angelina Jolie, Jon Bernthal
- May 21st 2021
- Taylor Sheridan
Angelina Jolie plays a firefighter who helps save a boy from assassins in this ’90s-style thriller.
Angelina Jolie doesn’t take on many acting projects these days, so the fact that she agreed to star in Those Who Wish Me Dead can only mean good things, right?
Jolie stars as Hannah Faber, a smokejumper who recently failed a psychiatric evaluation and has been taken out of action and sent to a fire lookout tower in the remote forest of Montana.
One day, she comes across a young boy named Connor (Finn Little), who has just witnessed his accountant father get murdered, and now, the two assassins, Jack (Aidan Gillen) and Patrick (Nicholas Hoult), are on his tail. Hannah helps protect the boy from the assassins and the massive wildfire they deliberately start.
Those Who Wish Me Dead is a straightforward and traditional thriller that feels like it belongs in the ’90s. This type of mid-budget thriller hardly ever gets made anymore or ends up on a streaming service rather than in the cinema, but this old-fashioned film serves as a reminder that these movies...