The opening stretch of essayist chief Julius Avery’s introduction highlight film is situated in a most extreme security jail where the 19-year-old hero, JR (Brenton Thwaites), is given a decision: experience a wide range of offensive strike on account of the sasquatch such as prisoners or acquire insurance at an expense. That cost is that once JR (serving time for a minor wrongdoing) is back outside, he should help a detainee and his group escape. No prizes for speculating which alternative he picks.
That detainee is Brendan (Ewan McGregor), a wily veteran hoodlum continually arranging three stages ahead. Brendan considers our young wannabe when JR trundles past him in the jail flask and, with one snappy look at a chessboard, in a flash perceives Brendan is three moves from checkmate.