Those who wish me dead features phenomenal acting from Angelina Jolie and May be her best role since Wanted. However, when it comes to the plot it’s rather thin and a by the numbers story we’ve all seen far too often. If it wasn’t for the performances of the cast that elevated the material it could have worked as a straight to VOD movie and we wouldn’t have batted an eye at it.
I was excited to see Those Who Want Me Dead because of Taylor Sheridan who is known for Wind River, Sicario, and Yellowstone. It has a lot of firepower behind it but ultimately it squanders at all the potential. It does have moments overall but that’s mainly Nicholas Hoult as the villain and Angelina Jolie who is obviously the big draw.
Taylor Sheridan fans can have a fun time with this, especially Yellowstone fans but this is not exactly a game changer some of us may wanted it to be after Sicario. It is still a fun time on HBO Max to spend a weekend with the family.
Overall grade: 2.5/5 stars
Written By: AJ Friar