The only reason I can imagine this film has received poor reviews is because it is being promoted as a thriller, when it is not. It's not suspenseful. It's a straight-up family drama that involves lies and omissions and how they have affected three generations of men. I watched it thinking it would be a thriller, but as I also like well-made dramas I stuck around and was glad I did. I imagine most of the people giving a poor review ditched the movie within minutes of finding out it isn't a thriller.
It is filmed beautifully, and the acting is on point. The soundtrack is unobtrusive but solid. The pacing is a bit slow, but makes sense overall. I've never seen the lead actor before but he is one of the few actors who can realistically play himself as a young dad as well as himself as a middle-aged man. Impressive.
If you are keen on a fast-paced thriller with spies, action, and suspense you will likely give up on the film quickly. If you enjoy non-cliche dramas check this one out.
At the memorial for his father, WWII hero Major James Prentis, John confesses a dark family secret-buried twenty-five years-to his own son. Shuttlecock explores heroism, betrayal, and father-son relationships.
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November 05, 2020 at 08:46 AM