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The Bad Shepherd (2024) Movie Review

By Newguy

The Bad Shepherd – Movie Review

Read our in-depth review of The Bad Shepherd movie. Director Geo Santini brings a gripping plot filled with suspense and loyalty tests.

Director: Geo Santini (After the Reign)

Writer: Ryan David Jahn (Screenplay)


Plot: A group of friends on a hunting trip accidentally run over a woman carrying a bag of money. Their loyalty is put to the test when a strange man comes knocking.

Runtime: 1 Hour 31 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: The Bad Shepherd starts when four friends Paul (Balabogias), John (Tovar), Leonard (Taite) and Travis (Zimmerman) hit an injured woman during a hunting trip. They learn she had previously been shot and was carrying a large amount of cash. The four must decide what to do with the cash and decide to cover up the dead body.

However, a stranger Sidney (Santini) arrives wanting to take his money back. It starts to create tension between the friends as they must decide what to do with the life-changing money.

Verdict on The Bad Shepherd

The Bad Shepherd is a thriller following four friends who stumble into a life-changing amount of money. They look to split the money until a stranger arrives which creates an uneasy tension. It leads to them fighting among themselves over whom to trust about the situation.

This is a strong character piece showing how fragile friendships can be. It creates a lot of tension around how the money is being treated as a way to end a friendship despite there being enough for the four. The secrets are exposed, and people are pushed to their limits. This keeps you guessing from start to finish and creates a wonderfully crafted story of trust and mistrust.

Where to Watch

UK debut on 22 April courtesy of Scatena & Rosner Films

Final Thoughts The Bad Shepherd is an excellent dive into understanding how close friendships can shatter.

The Bad Shepherd (2024) Movie Review

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