It's time for another high octane action thriller, and this time it's the End of the Road starring Queen Latifah and Chris Bridges.
Queen Latifah (Girls Trip, Hustle) plays Brenda, a single mother who has just lost her job. So along with her brother Reggie, she decides to move her family across the country to start a new life.
With little money and no real plan, their world starts to unravel after one night in a motel when a man in the next room is killed in a deadly fight.
The family flee but soon finds that a mysterious killer is hot on their heels. Mostly because Reggie took a small fortune in missing drug money from the dead man's room.
Now alone in the New Mexico desert and cut off from any help, Brenda is pulled into a deadly fight to keep her family alive.
End of the Road Official Trailer
Is End of the Road Worth Watching?
The thing is sometimes you like a movie because you like the main actor. I confess that I will watch pretty much anything with Melissa McCarthy or Octavia Spencer in it.
Likewise for Queen Latifah. Especially a thriller starring Queen Latifah.
So with that in mind, I went into End of the Road quite optimistically and thankfully my enthusiasm wasn't misplaced.
The story is well thought out. A woman witnesses a murder and with self-preservation kicking in, leaves hoping to forget it ever happened.
However, the killer knows what she saw and that his money is gone. So he comes after her, her brother and her two kids.
What else is she supposed to do other than fight to protect her family?
So from that point of view, it ticked a lot of boxes. Is it a little contrived? Maybe. You do want to scream at Reggie for taking the money but let's be fair here, if he didn't there wouldn't be a movie!
Overall End of the Road is a pretty decent cross-country road trip thriller. The script is sharp, the acting is solid, and overall it's a decent way to spend an hour and a half.
End of the Road Release Date
End of the Road went into pre-production in April 2021. Filming began in June 2021 and ended on August 9th 2021.
So just over one year later and it is ready to hit our screens.
It has since been confirmed that the Netflix release date for End of the Road is 9th September 2022.
End of the Road Netflix Cast
End of the Road is written by Christopher Moore and David Loughery (The Intruder) and is directed by Millicent Shelton in her debut feature film.
But it takes more than some solid writing and a fresh director's approach to make a movie work. It also takes some solid acting…
Queen Latifah as Brenda, a single mother who is moving her family cross country for a fresh start.
Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges as Reggie, Brenda's brother
Shaun Dixon as Cam, Brenda's son
Mychala Faith Lee as Kelly, Brenda's daughter
Tabatha Shaun as Shelby
Frances Lee McCain asVal
Jesse Luken as Harvey Ruck
James Moontasri as the Sheriff
Keith Jardine as Mace
Travis Hammer as Skinny
Amie MacKenzie as Lucy