Kin is a 2018 American science fiction crime drama film directed by Jonathan Baker.

Official trailers

Lionsgate Movies on Thursday, April 26, 2018 released the trailer:
KIN (2018 Movie) Official Trailer - Dennis Quaid, Zoë Kravitz.

Story intro

14-year-old Elijah "Eli" Solinski lives in Detroit with his stern adoptive father Hal, a widower. While scavenging an abandoned building for copper wiring to sell, Eli discovers the aftermath of a skirmish, with armored corpses and high-tech weaponry strewn about. He picks up a strange weapon, but drops it and flees after it mechanically activates. That evening, Eli's newly paroled older brother Jimmy, Hal's biological son, returns home to Hal's chagrin. Eli dreams of the weapon and sneaks out to retrieve it. Sneaking back in, he overhears Hal and Jimmy arguing. Jimmy owes $60,000 in protection money to Taylor, a local crime lord, and asks Hal to help him steal the money from Hal's employer. Hal refuses and kicks Jimmy out. The next night, Hal catches Jimmy and Taylor breaking into his office's safe. Hal is unwilling to walk away, so Taylor shoots and kills him. Jimmy kills Taylor's brother in the ensuing scuffle and flees with the money. Jimmy convinces Eli that Hal is stuck at a work emergency and wants to meet them at Lake Tahoe. Eli secretly packs the weapon, and they leave moments before Taylor and his gang arrive to ransack the house. Taylor vows to kill Jimmy, as well as Eli to avenge his own brother's death. The two bond as brothers during the road trip. Jimmy takes Eli into a strip club, where both befriend one of the strippers, Milly. When a drunk Jimmy tries to dance on stage with Milly, the owner, Lee, leads his men to beat Jimmy until Eli brandishes the weapon. Startled, Eli reflexively fires, destroying a pool table. The brothers flee and Milly spontaneously joins them. Two masked, armored figures detect the weapon's use and follow on motorcycles. Jimmy realizes he left the bag of money at the strip club. Milly leads the brothers to Lee's card game, where they retrieve the money from him at gunpoint. The trio get a room in a Nevada casino. Milly discusses her past with Eli throughout the journey; she left her abusive parents as a teen and has failed to establish lasting personal relationships. Hal's murder is reported nationally, which Eli sees. Police identify Eli and Jimmy as suspects and apprehend them. Milly watches from a crowd, and Eli signals his approval that she leave them. Jimmy is jailed and Eli rebukes him.


Myles Truitt
Elijah Solinski, Jimmy's adopted younger brother and Hal's adopted son
Jack Reynor
Jimmy Solinski, Eli's brother, Hal's son, and an ex-con
Zoë Kravitz
Milly, a stripper looking for an out
Carrie Coon
Morgan Hunter, an FBI agent
Dennis Quaid
Hal Solinski, Jimmy and Eli's father
James Franco
Taylor Balik, a crime lord
Michael B. Jordan
the male Cleaner
Carleigh Beverly


The film Kin was scheduled to be released on August 31, 2018 (United States), on September 13, 2018 (Germany) and on November 9, 2018 (United Kingdom) by Lionsgate Films, BF Distribution, Concorde Filmverleih, Independent Films, Pioneer Films, SND Groupe M6, Shaw Organisation, Tanweer Alliances, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Central Partnership, Concorde Home Entertainment, Mongkol Major, Pancinema, Pris Audiovisuais, StudioCanal and Summit Entertainment.

The duration of the film is 102 minutes. With a budget of $30 million, the film grossed over $10 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


Kin got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: Kin (film)

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