Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 102 minutes
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Directors: Ian Olds
Writers: Ian Olds, Paul Felten
Casts: Dominic Rains, Melissa Leo, James Franco, Rachel Brosnahan, Thomas Jay Ryan, Tim Kniffin, James Oliver Wheatley, Jason Craig, Wendy Vanden Heuvel, Christopher Kuckenbaker, John Craven, Michelle Maxson, Ari Vozaitis, Sharia Pierce, Keith Baker
IMDB: The Fixer (2016) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7.0
We Got This Covered -
A well-acted, slow burning indie, The Fixer uses thriller mechanisms to examine insular, tribal cultures through the eyes of an outsider.
The Seattle Times -
The performances are first rate, particularly Rains' work in the lead role.
The Hollywood Reporter -
Rains, who was given an acting award by the Tribeca jury, brings such a sense of purpose to the part that the movie never goes slack.
While Olds and Paul Felten's screenplay requires some significant credulity leaps, The Fixer is flavorsome, engaging and unpredictable enough that one can give those gaps a pass, at least to an extent.
The Fixer (2016)
After being exiled from Afghanistan, a former war journalist settles in a small town in Northern California and takes a job with a local newspaper. But when he attempts to cover local crime, he stumbles into local corruption that puts himself and others in danger.