TIFF 2017 Movie Review: 1% (Australia 2017) ***

Movie Reviews of films that will be playing at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) in 2017. Go to TIFF 2017 Movie Reviews and read reviews of films showing at the festival.

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1% is set within the primal underworld of outlaw motorcycle club gangs. It follows the heir to the throne of a motorcycle club who has to betray his president to save his brother’s life.


Stephen McCallum


Matt Nable


Eddie BarooRyan CorrAaron Fa’aoso
The film feels Shakespearean for the theme of control over a bike game being similar to fighting for the throne of a Kingdom. While Knuck (Nable) has been in prison, his surrogate son, Mark, nicknamed “Paddo” (Ryan Corr of Hacksaw Ridge) has minded the store.

Paddo has modernized the activities of the club, expanded their enterprise, and brought in new members — all endeavours that threaten Knuck’s position on his return.

Both men are supported and influenced by their equally strong wives, each woman as ambitious for her husband as for herself. Tensions mount when Paddo’s brother, Skink (Josh McConville), creates trouble with drugs. The film examines the issue of brother or blood vs. identity.

The climax is a shoot out but when you think that there can never be a happy ending – there is one with the villain finally to pay his due. A bit difficult at time to follow because of the Aussie accent and the bike lingo, but the visuals are enough to tell the story. A bit violent but the film need to be.

Trailer: http://deadline.com/2017/09/1-percent-teaser-trailer-tiff-toronto-international-film-festival-stephen-mccallum-matt-nable-motorcycle-gang-1202160199/