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Next Of Kin

5.81 h 48 min1989X-Ray15
Truman, a Chicago cop, sets out to find the killer of his brother. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.
John Irvin
Helen HuntLiam NeesonAndreas Katsulas
English [CC]
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Adam BaldwinPatrick Swayze
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4.6 out of 5 stars

1563 global ratings

  1. 77% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 13% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 6% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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MAD DOGReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 January 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
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I've always thought Patrick Swayze was a very underrated actor. He made some great films, Road House, Point Break and the masterpiece that is Ghost. Actually, Point Break is in my opinion one of the best action films ever. And do you remember Black Dog from the late 90s? Check it out, it's a really good old school action road movie. So why did Swayze have a relatively short lived high Hollywood status? I have no idea and do not care about that sort of crap. He was a fantastic actor and had made some of my favourite films which are as enjoyable today as they were then.

I had never seen Next Of Kin back in the late 80s so when I was thinking of a new film to watch I ordered it on Blu-ray. I've always wanted to see it but it just slipped my mind I guess. Swayze plays a Chicago, G hillbilly cop (Gates) who's brother (Bill Paxton) is gunned down by a local Italian mob to take over a business. Gates takes the body back to the hills where his family still remain, living the hillbilly life style. There he reconnects with his other brother play played by Liam Neeson. They fall out, have different opinions on what should be done for retribution.

Gates returns to the city to lawfully make some enquiries but Neeson has other ideas to take out the trash in his own way.

This film is pure 80s with loads of clichés but Swayze puts in a solid performance as always. Neeson is excellent and even had a really convincing southern accent. Both actors work well together and are believable as siblings. The Italian mob are comical, just trying to do impressions of stereotypical Italian/American gangster's. But overall it's a solid story with good acting from the leads. And the Blu-ray transfer is superb.

Right, I now will start watching Swayzes last role in a TV series called The Beast which he made while diagnosed with cancer. Very sad to have lost such a great actor so early on because I genuinely believe he had not reached his acting peak.
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debbs27Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 July 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good film
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The films good but you need to reconsider your pricing this film is old so you shouldn’t have to pay for them same as series. Bit of a con when you have to pay for prime monthly anyway
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john kennedyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 November 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Patrick Swayze at his best
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Such a loss losing Patrick Swayze but definitely one of his best films good ole country boy who loses his brother to the mob and if the mafia think there a family wait until they meet his.
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SheamusReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 August 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
A fun, entertaining, revenge romp
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Not a masterpiece of cinema, by any means, but this film is entertaining nonetheless.

Sporting a number of great actors hamming it up a bit, like Patrick Swayze, Liam Neeson, Andreas Katsulas, Helen Hunt, Adam Baldwin, and a young Ben Stiller, this film is a fun film about vengeance, family, and why you should never annoy a redneck
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Ian T.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 January 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
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I remember this being much better when it was released than it actually is. Definitely one of his weaker movies
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amanda andersonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 January 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Brought as a gift and the person it was brought for was so pleased would buy again
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MarkReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 February 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent Film
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The film was excellent, the service is rubbish!!!
I would rent more films if the price was less.
£3.49 for a 30 year old move and only to have access to it for 1 night ridiculous 🙄
Come on Amazon
TazReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 April 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Highly recommended
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Excellent service and excellent product, just what I was looking for
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