Serenity

Release Date: January 25th, 2019

R |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

Baker Dill is a fishing boat captain who leads tours off of the tranquil enclave of Plymouth Island. His peaceful life is soon shattered when his ex-wife Karen tracks him down. Desperate for help, Karen begs Baker to save her -- and their young son -- from her abusive husband. She wants him to take the brute out for a fishing excursion -- then throw him overboard to the sharks. Thrust back into a life that he wanted to forget, Baker now finds himself struggling to choose between right and wrong.

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jason Clarke, Diane Lane, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Strong, Robert Hobbs, Kenneth Fok

Director: Steven Knight

Genres: Drama , Thriller

Production Co: Shoebox Films, Nebula Star

Distributors: Aviron Pictures

Keywords: Son , Revenge , Emotional , Fall , Husband , Dark , Gritty , 2010s , Temptation , Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Like a long fishing day without a bite, Serenity invites impatience rather than excited anticipation, and the eventual payoff provokes a big “huh?” show more

  • 36
    William BibbianiTheWrap

    Serenity is a twist in search of a movie, a film noir in search of a purpose, and a great cast in search of better material. show more

  • 53
    Oktay Ege Kozak Paste Magazine

    I can imagine and understand it receiving all kinds of passionate feedback, from intensely negative to downright infuriated, but I doubt anyone will claim it is boring. show more

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