Tone-Deaf stars Robert Patrick as an eccentric widower who sets out to slaughter a Millennial in gleefully dark and hilarious fashion. The movie debuted at SXSW earlier this year to mixed reactions. Though that is to be expected when the target of the humor are the ones enjoying SXSW and aren’t necessarily cool with being ridiculed or being made fun of. Just look at the critical reactions to the new Shaft movie on Rotten Tomatoes.
Robert Patrick leads an ensemble cast in Tone-Deaf, going opposite Amanda Crew as the millennial on the receiving end of a Tomahawk. Though, she’s not down with being killed in such a culturally appropriated way. Joining them are Hayley Marie Norman, Johnny Pemberton, Nancy Linehan Charles, AnnaLynne McCord, Keisha Castle-Hughes, with Ray Wise and Kim Delaney.
Harvey has lived a good life. He’s done it all except for one thing. He doesn’t know how it feels to kill someone. But he’s going to find out soon enough, as he sets out to scratch that itch. Tone-Deaf looks like a bloody fun time, as long as you can laugh at yourself and those around you without getting your feelings too hurt. Here is the official synopsis for Tone-Deaf.
After losing her job and imploding her latest dysfunctional relationship, Olive (Amanda Crew) flees the city for the weekend, escaping to the countryside for some peace and self-reflection. She rents an ornate country house from an eccentric widower named Harvey (Robert Patrick). Soon two generations collide with terrifying results as Olive awakens Harvey’s homicidal tendencies and is plunged into a blood-soaked fight for her life. More than your average slasher film, Tone-Deaf provides a dark critique of the bizarre cultural and political climate that currently exists.
Tone-Deaf is being unleashed in theaters as a late summer treat, arriving on the big screen August 23, 2019 from Saban Films. It will also be released simultaneously on that same date via On Demand, in case you don’t want to find yourself laughing too loudly amongst the millennial crowd, and would rather stay at home away from their prying eyes.
As one might guess from the gleeful amount of slasher violence in this first look sneak peek, the movie is rated R, and rightfully so. Robert Patrick hasn’t been this mischievously wicked since his Terminator 2 days. The runtime comes in at a brisk 86 minutes, lean and mean, unlike some of this summer’s more bloated blockbusters.
Richard Bates, Jr. writes and directs Tone-Deaf. Saban Films has also provided a slick new poster, which pushes home the fact that ‘The Struggle is Real’. It certainly is. Check out Amanda Crew as she is about to be maliciously hacked up by Robert Patrick in what is sure to become a cult favorite.