A title as epic as The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot has a lot to live up to. But with Sam Elliott starring, well, it seems to be on the right path. The movie follows Elliott’s Calvin Barr (a strong name!), a man who has been called upon to save the free world yet again. But is there a cost to such legendary badassery?
Our own Haleigh Foutch wrote about the movie in her list:11 Under-the-Radar Genre Movies to Watch For in 2019, saying:
With a name like The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot, you would think you know what kind of movie you’re walking into. You would be wrong. Far removed from the camp and exploitation elements the title suggests, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot is a surprisingly serious, poetic meditation on regret and mortality led by the always extraordinary Sam Elliott. Elliott has been one of the best in the biz for decades, and while it’s been a joy to watch him tap into the spotlight this year with his fantastic supporting performance in A Star Is Born, if you’ve been waiting for a drama to put legendary actor front and center, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot is surprisingly the movie you’ve been waiting for. Elliott stars as, you guessed it, the man who killed Hitler and then the Bigfoot, but he’s no self-satisfied hero. Instead, Elliott portrays a man filled with regret, loathe to take a life under any circumstances, who lives in the shadow of his deeds without ever taking joy in them. It’s deep stuff, well-executed by debut director Robert D. Krzykowski, just know what you’re walking into and don’t come for Bigfoot action. Come for Sam Elliott doing his best weary badass, and definitely come for the sight of him kicking ass to the sound of Bill Withers‘ Use Me.
You can read Haleigh’s full review here. Written and directed by Robert D. Krzykowski, The Man who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot also stars Aidan Turner, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Larry Miller, and Ron Livingston. Check out the official trailer below:
The official synopsis for The Man who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot:
Sam Elliott (TOMBSTONE, ROAD HOUSE) stars as a legendary World War II veteran who many years ago assassinated Adolf Hitler – an incredible secret that he’s frustratingly unable to share with the world. One day, just as he’s coming to terms with rounding out his life, Calvin gets a visit from the FBI and The Royal Canadian Mounted Police. They need him to take out Bigfoot. This wondrous feature debut from writer/director Robert D. Krzykowski features visual effects by celebrated two-time Academy Award Winner Douglas Trumbull (2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, BLADE RUNNER), who also co-produced alongside the great John Sayles (EIGHT MEN OUT) and Lucky McKee (THE WOMAN). A fantastical discourse on the melancholia of old age and a singular blast of entertaining wit, THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT also stars Aidan Turner (THE HOBBIT trilogy), Caitlin FitzGerald (Showtime’s “Masters of Sex”), and Ron Livingston (OFFICE SPACE).