ADVERSE (2020) Reviews of ride-share crime thriller

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‘How far would you go to protect those you love?’

Adverse is a 2020 American crime thriller about a ride-share driver that discovers that his sister is in debt to a dangerous crime syndicate.

Written and directed by South Korean-born Brian A. Metcalf (Living Among Us; The Lost Tree). Produced by: Brian A. Metcalf, Thomas Nicholas and Kelly Arjen. The movie stars Thomas Ian Nicholas, Mickey Rourke, Sean Astin, Lou Diamond Phillips and Kelly Arjen.


Ethan (Thomas Ian Nicholas), a ride-share driver discovers his sister is in debt to a dangerous crime syndicate. He ends up in over his head trying to free her…


Adverse premiered at the Fantasporto Festival on February 28th 2020. Lionsgate will release Adverse on VOD on March 9th, 2021.


Adverse is a slow-burning drama for the most part before it explodes in the third act. It’s just enough to sink your teeth into even if the final conclusion of the movie leaves more questions than answers, especially when it comes to the consequences of the aftermath we’ve just witnessed.” Back to the Movies

Cast and characters:

Thomas Ian Nicholas … Ethan
Penelope Ann Miller … Nicole
Sean Astin … Frankie
Mickey Rourke … Kaden
Lou Diamond Phillips … Doctor Cruz
Kelly Arjen … Mia
Aaron Schwartz … Detective Mitchell
Andrew Keegan … Jan
Jake T. Austin … Lars
Matt Ryan … Jake
Charlene Amoia … Mary
Ayla Kell … Jessica
Eric Szmanda … Greg
Luke Edwards … Kyle
Samm Levine … Craig
Shelley Regner … Chris
Kate Katzman … Chloe
Jesse Garcia … Detective Ranie
Brian A. Metcalf … Dante
Chris Routhe … Carl
Nolan River … Jake’s son
Paloma Alvarez … Suzy
Pressly Coker … Male Passenger
Allison Baver … Christa
Lani Sarem … Angie
Samantha Neyland … Olivia
Joël Dupont … Male Party-Goer
Brendan Mitchell … Party-Goer
Scott Welsch … Party-Goer
Bella Cruz … Jen
Luna Meow … Party-Goer
Jason James … Rick
Len McLeod … Warehouse thug
Phillip Braden … Party-Goer
Patty Alegria … Charlotte
Jordan Kuenster … Jo

Technical details:

Aspect ratio: 2.35: 1


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