2011 Shootout of the Year Winner

Red State

Never in a million years did I think that Kevin Smith would be able to direct an award worthy action scene, and here he does benefit from a somewhat empty year, but here it is.  This tense scene makes full use of the film’s raw handheld style which had seemed like a drawback up to this point.  It feels like Smith took notes from Rob Zombie, who had a similar standoff scene in his The Devil’s Rejects, but this one is bigger and more involved.

Next Award: Chase of the Year

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