The Bikeriders

After a chance encounter at a local bar, strong-willed Kathy is inextricably drawn to Benny, the newest member of Midwestern motorcycle club, the Vandals led by the enigmatic Johnny. Much like the country around it, the club begins to evolve, transforming from a gathering place for local outsiders into a dangerous underworld of violence, forcing Benny to choose between Kathy and his loyalty to the club.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 116 minutes
  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Stars: Norman Reedus, Boyd Holbrook, Damon Herriman, Emory Cohen, Mike Faist, Toby Wallace, Beau Knapp, Karl Glusman, Happy Anderson, Jodie Comer, Austin Butler, Michael Abbott Jr., Phuong Kubacki, Valerie Jane Parker, Radek Lord, Jim Freivogel, Erin Scerbak, Steve Marvel, Tom Hardy, Michael Shannon
  • Director: Jeff Nichols
  • courtrainacorn - 18 June 2024
    A long and rambling road to nowhere
    Got to see this at an early AMC Screen Unseen showing, went in openminded, and left feeling confused about the point of what I had just watched.

    I get that this movie is based mostly from a book of collected photographs, so it makes sense that the entire thing felt like a series of disarrayed vignettes strung together, but because of that it was hard to find a plot that made the watch worthwhile. I honestly found it hard to make a connection with any of the characters to gain a true interest and pull into their lives - everything felt very surface level.

    Visually, the movie is great. There's some kind of filter being used in certain scenes to try and set the mood that made for a weird visual, but the actual film work is top-notch. Everything they shoot with the bikes looks fantastic. And honestly, that's the best take away I have after watching.

    I was born and raised in the Midwest U. S. and have always had an interest in the inner-workings of biker gangs, but this movie had me leaving the theater feeling flat.