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Let Him Go
Directed byThomas Bezucha
Produced by
  • Mitchell Kaplan
  • Paula Mazur
  • Thomas Bezucha
Screenplay byThomas Bezucha
Based onLet Him Go
by Larry Watson
Music byMichael Giacchino
CinematographyGuy Godfree
Edited by
  • Meg Reticker
Mazur Kaplan Company
Distributed by
  • Focus Features (United States)
  • Universal Pictures (International)
  • November 6, 2020
(United States)
114 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Box office$10.5 million[1][2]

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Let Him Go is a 2020 American neo-Western film starring Diane Lane and Kevin Costner, and produced, written and directed by Thomas Bezucha.

Based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Larry Watson, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane star as a retired sheriff and his wife, who set out to find their only grandchild after their son dies, and encounter an 'off-the-grid' family, led by Lesley Manville.

The film was theatrically released in the United States on November 6, 2020, by Focus Features. It grossed $10.5 million and received generally positive reviews from critics.


In 1961 Montana, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Kevin Costner) and his wife Margaret (Diane Lane) live with their son James (Ryan Bruce), his wife Lorna (Kayli Carter), and their newborn grandson, Jimmy. One day while James is out riding his horse, Lorna readies a sink bath for Jimmy. While they are bathing Jimmy, the wild horse comes running back through the farm without James. George finally finds James dead alongside a creek. It is assumed that he died from being thrown from the horse, breaking his neck.

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Three years later, Lorna marries Donnie Weboy (Will Brittain). While out one day, Margaret sees Donnie physically abusing both his wife and Jimmy. Margaret decides to visit Lorna and Jimmy at their new home, without knowing that Donnie has decided to leave town with Lorna and Jimmy. When she discovers that Donnie, Lorna and Jimmy have left without even saying goodbye, Margaret worries over Jimmy's safety. She eventually convinces George that the situation is dire enough to intervene, and the two set off to find the family.

Various sources clue them into the whereabouts of the Weboy family, including a young Native American man named Peter (Booboo Stewart). Margaret and George finally locate Donnie's uncle, Bill Weboy (Jeffrey Donovan), in Gladstone, North Dakota. Their initial meeting is cold, but Margaret refuses to be intimidated and accepts Bill's invitation to the Weboys' homestead for dinner. At dinner, they meet Donnie's family, including Blanche (Lesley Manville), Donnie's intimidating and disturbing mother. Her charms do not last long as the dinner conversation progresses and an attempt from Margaret to hold Jimmy in her arms turns sour. Not feeling welcome anymore, they leave the Weboy house.

George and Margaret meet Lorna at work the next day, and convince her to go back to Montana with them. She then plans to leave her home at midnight, and tells them to wait for her at their hotel. At 2 AM, instead of Lorna, the Weboys, having supposedly caught Lorna sneaking out, visit George and Margaret at the hotel. Margaret tries to convince Blanche by telling her about the physical abuse Donnie did to Lorna and her child, but Blanche hits Margaret and then tells Donnie to hit her even stronger. George intervenes and later pulls out his pistol but is overpowered by the Weboys and the fingers of his right hand are hacked off by them with a hatchet as a form of punishment for having threatened them with a gun.

The corrupt local police sheriff visits George and Margaret in hospital where he sides with the Weboys and delivers a threat to their grandson’s life on behalf of Blanche if George and Margaret do not agree to promptly leave. They do so but due to George's health, have to make a stop. They stop at Peter's house. Later that night, George takes the car and leaves for the Weboys' house alone. After acquiring a shotgun from their house and starting a fire as a distraction, he attempts to help Lorna and Jimmy escape. He holds Donnie, who was sleeping beside her, at gunpoint and urges her to take Jimmy and leave. Donnie tries to overpower George, but George knocks him out with the butt of the shotgun. At the same time, the others are awakened by the smell of smoke. Bill comes out of his room and stops Lorna and Jimmy in the upstairs hallway. He takes Jimmy from Lorna and pushes her down the stairs. George points his gun at Bill but Blanche comes hurriedly out the room with her pistol, accidentally kills Bill, and then shoots George. Marvin and Elton then appear and try running up the stairs, but George takes control of Blanche's gun in the struggle and kills them, giving Lorna a chance to escape outside with Jimmy.

Margaret and Peter, who had followed George on horseback, meet Lorna and Jimmy outside the Weboy house. They then go to help George out of the house, but are stopped by Blanche, who shoots and kills George. In retaliation, Margaret kills Blanche with the shotgun. She then takes Lorna and Jimmy and leaves in the car, with the Weboy house burning in the wake. Margaret thanks Peter for all the help he gave her and says goodbye to him. The film ends with Margaret, Lorna, and Jimmy driving out of Gladstone.


  • Diane Lane as Margaret Blackledge
  • Kevin Costner as George Blackledge
  • Lesley Manville as Blanche Weboy
  • Will Brittain as Donnie Weboy
  • Jeffrey Donovan as Bill Weboy
  • Kayli Carter as Lorna Blackledge
  • Booboo Stewart as Peter Dragswolf
  • Ryan Bruce as James Blackledge
  • Adam Stafford as Marvin Weboy
  • Bradley Stryker as Sheriff Nevelson


The film was announced in February 2019, with Thomas Bezucha directing his screenplay based on Larry Watson's novel, and Kevin Costner and Diane Lane attached to star. Bezucha would also produce the film with Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan.[3] Filming began in April 2019 in Calgary, with Lesley Manville, Will Brittain, Jeffrey Donovan and Kayli Carter added to the cast.[4]Booboo Stewart was added in May.[5] Filming lasted through May 17.[6]


The film was released by Focus Features on November 6, 2020.[7] It was previously scheduled to be released on August 21, 2020,[8] but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[9] The studio spent an estimated $8 million promoting the film.[10]


Box office and VOD[edit]

Let Him Go grossed $9.4 million in the United States and Canada, and $1.1 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $10.5 million.[1]

The film made $1.5 million from 2,454 theaters on its first day, including $150,000 from Thursday night previews. It went on to debut to $4 million, becoming the second straight Focus Features film to top the box office after Come Play had the week prior. The audience was 66% over the age of 35, with 52% being female.[11] The film made $1.8 million in its second weekend, finishing second behind newcomer Freaky,[12] then $710,000 in its third.[13][10]

In its fourth weekend of release the film made $453,000 from 1,447 theaters (and $670,000 over the five-day Thanksgiving frame).[14] The film became available via VOD on the same weekend, and was the top-rented film on FandangoNow and Apple TV, and sixth on Google Play.[15] The following weekend the film made $208,610,[16] and finished first on Spectrum, second on FandangoNow, and ninth on Google Play.[17]

Critical response[edit]

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 83% based on 183 reviews, with an average rating of 6.9/10. The site's critics consensus reads: 'Let Him Go's uneven blend of adult drama and revenge thriller is smoothed over by strong work from a solid veteran cast.'[18] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 63 out of 100 based on 36 critics, indicating 'generally favorable reviews'.[19] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of 'B–' on an A+ to F scale, while PostTrak reported 82% of audience members gave the film a positive score, with 50% saying they would definitely recommend it.[11]

Owen Gleiberman of Variety praised Costner and Lane's performances, saying they 'give it their all in a genre film that fuses suspense with honest emotion.'[20] Writing for The Globe and Mail, Barry Hertz gave the film 3 out of 4 stars, saying: 'A skilfully executed thriller that is narrowly aimed at one demographic – audiences over 50 who like a little violence with their late-life dramas – but succeeds at entertaining just about anyone who comes across its dusty, blood-soaked path.'[21]


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  4. ^Lesley Manville, Will Brittain Join Kevin Costner Thriller 'Let Him Go' (Exclusive)
  5. ^Kevin Costner’s ‘Let Him Go’ Adds ‘X-Men’ Actor Booboo Stewart (EXCLUSIVE)
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  11. ^ abD'Alessandro, Anthony (November 7, 2020). ''Let Him Go' Delivers First Ever Back-To-Back No. 1 B.O. Opening For Focus Features After Last Weekend's 'Come Play' In Pandemic Market'. Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 8, 2020.
  12. ^D'Alessandro, Anthony (November 15, 2020). 'Blumhouse Body Swap Horror Comedy 'Freaky' Takes In $3.7M, On Par With Other No. 1 Pics During Fall Pandemic'. Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on November 14, 2020. Retrieved November 15, 2020.
  13. ^McNary, Dave (November 22, 2020). ''Freaky' Repeats as Winner of Quiet U.S. Box Office With $1.2 Million'. Variety. Archived from the original on December 25, 2020. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  14. ^D'Alessandro, Anthony (November 29, 2020). ''The Croods: A New Age' Opens To $14M+ 5-Day Domestic, $35M+ WW During Pandemic Thanksgiving Stretch – Update'. Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on December 25, 2020. Retrieved November 29, 2020.
  15. ^Brueggemann, Tom (November 30, 2020). ''Let Him Go' Thrives as Early PVOD Release While 'New Mutants' Still Strong'. IndieWire. Archived from the original on December 1, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  16. ^D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 6, 2020). 'Universal Continues To Dominate Paltry Pandemic Post-Thanksgiving B.O. As Town Reels From Warner-HBO Max Windows Bombshell'. Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on December 6, 2020. Retrieved December 7, 2020.
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  19. ^'Let Him Go Reviews'. Metacritic. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  20. ^Gleiberman, Owen (November 2, 2020). ''Let Him Go' Review: Diane Lane and Kevin Costner Head Up a Floridly Gripping Thriller'. Variety. Retrieved November 2, 2020.
  21. ^Barry Hertz (November 2, 2020). 'You'll want Diane Lane and Kevin Costner to adopt you after watching the fierce family thriller Let Him Go'. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved November 2, 2020.

External links[edit]

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2. On the 'Your Account' page, click 'Amazon Household.' You can find it in the 'Shopping programs and rentals' section.

3. Click 'Add a Teen.'

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4. Click 'Sign up now,' and follow the instructions to set up your teen account. You'll need to invite them via their email address or phone, and you should choose how closely you want to monitor their purchases. You can opt to review every order, only orders over a certain value, or automatically approve all orders.

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How to share a Prime Video account with a child

1. Open Amazon in a web browser on your desktop, and move the mouse over 'Account & Lists' at the top of the screen. Click 'Your Account' in the drop-down menu.

2. On the 'Your Account' page, click 'Amazon Household.' You can find it in the 'Shopping programs and rentals' section.

3. Click 'Add a Child.'

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4. Create a profile for your child and save it.

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If you want to stop sharing Prime Video or remove someone's sharing privileges, you can do that from Amazon Household.

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3. Now that you've configured one or more members to share your Prime account, you should see them appear on this page. You can use the controls here to add additional members, remove members, or change sharing and purchasing permissions.

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