★★★★ out of ★★★★★
Written and Directed by Paul Andrew Williams
Revenge movies…love ’em or hate ’em, the very nature of the trope promises that someone is going to “get what’s coming to them” by the end. In Paul Andrew Williams’ latest film, Bull, A LOT of someones are the targets of revenge and boy do they get what’s coming.
The set up is simple: after 10 years, Bull (Neil Maskell) returns to take revenge on the family who double crossed him and have kept him from seeing is son Aiden. As Bull begins to systematically murder his way through town, the viewer is learning what took place to merit this killing spree. As questions for Bull’s motivation are being answered, a bigger question begins to arise- where exactly has Bull been for these past 10 years?
Shot during the pandemic on a tight budget, Bull is a wonderfully violent and bloody thrill ride with a twist ending that I don’t think anyone will be able to anticipate. All the performances are fantastic but Maskell stands out, playing a bit of a spiritual twin to his iconic Kill List character Jay, and wreaking bloody havoc!
Bull is available to rent streaming on Amazon.