FLINCH (2021) Reviews and overview of crime thriller


‘The girl who didn’t’

Flinch is a 2021 American crime thriller film about a young hitman who develops feelings for the female witness of a murder he commits.

Written and directed by Cameron Van Hoy, the Ardor Pictures movie stars Daniel Zovatto, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Cathy Moriarty and Buddy Duress.


Joe Doyle (Daniel Zovatto) is a young hitman, like his father before him, who lives with his mother Gloria (Cathy Moriarty). By day he follows his victims, getting to know their every move, by night he watches old movies and browses social media.

While chasing his new target, city council member Ed Terzian (Tom Segura), Doyle falls for the councilman’s assistant Mia (Tilda Cobham-Hervey). When she accidentally witnesses the murder of her boss, Doyle becomes conflicted about what he should do with her — so he takes her back to his house until he can figure things out.

Concerned only for her son’s life, Gloria wants Mia dead, while Doyle’s employer, Lee (David Proval), and his son, James (Buddy Duress), pressure Doyle about the missing girl. Doyle comes to find there is more than meets the eye with Mia, making it nearly impossible for Doyle to navigate the most trying conundrum of his life: caring about someone else…


“There’s not plenty of shootouts, but when they do occur they are as boisterous as Joey’s mama trying to talk some sense into him. The final action sequence also has clear and concise cinematography rendering it fun to watch. As for the character of Joey Doyle, he’s not as complex as Flinch thinks he is or needs him to be; it’s all formulaic and will probably leave you petrified and indifferent.” Flickering Myth

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Flinch is released on VOD by Ardor Pictures on January 2021.

Cast and characters:

Daniel Zovatto … Joe Doyle
Tilda Cobham-Hervey … Mia
Cathy Moriarty … Gloria
Buddy Duress … James
Tom Segura … Ed
Steven Bauer … Joseph
David Proval … Lee
Michael Drayer … Conner
Adam Lazarre-White … Douglas
Raymond Lee … Officer Williams
Brandon Morales … Bo
Ron Gilbert … Sunglasses
Eddie Kehler … Smoking Thug
Rob Gough … Lance
Yomary Cruz … Officer Gillespie


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