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Inherit the Viper (2020)

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For siblings Kip (Josh Hartnett) and Josie (Margarita Levieva), dealing opioids isn't just their family business--it's their only means of survival. When a deal goes fatally wrong, Kip decides he wants out. But Kip's attempt to escape his family's legacy ignites a powder keg of violence and betrayal, imperiling Kip, Josie, and their younger brother, Boots (Owen Teague), in this searing crime-thriller that builds to a shattering conclusion.

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Cast

Josh Hartnett
as Kip Conley
Margarita Levieva
as Josie Conley
Owen Teague
as Boots Conley
Brad William Henke
as Tedd Wallace
Tara Buck
as Eliza Wallace
Dash Mihok
as Sheriff Knox
Bruce Dern
as Clay Carter
Corey Thouviner
as Ted Wallace Thug
Ron Goleman
as AA Meeting Attendee
Haley Flanagan
as Beauty Shop Hazir Stylist
Artrial Clark
as Boots' Friend
Nathan Harris
as Mill Worker/bar patron/football fan
Carly Farish
as Bar Patron
Sean Maurer
as Scrapper
Ranson Redman
as Bystander
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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (7)

It has a really vivid sense of place, but I wish they had fleshed it out more because it has a story that needs to be told.

January 10, 2020 | Full Review…

Despite a running time of only 85 minutes, it feels like days of mean-spirited self-indulgence.

January 10, 2020 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
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Evocatively moody atmosphere, a timely subject, and a fine performance by Josh Hartnett cannot help Inherit the Viper overcome its clunky dialogue and formulaic storyline.

January 10, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

This is a film that calls attention to a struggling region's problems in a general way, rather than telling in detail the true stories of the people who keep hanging on there.

January 9, 2020 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, for all its admirable intentions and the terrific performances by its talented ensemble, Inherit the Viper fails to have any genuine impact.

January 9, 2020 | Full Review…

"Inherit the Viper" is at its best when keyed into the disposability of human lives, but most of the film can hardly be bothered to care about the ones it chooses to follow.

January 9, 2020 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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