The daughter of a deceased country music legend, Merle (Fargo‘s Allison Tolman) is knocked off kilter when enigmatic young English stranger Sinaloa (Sophie Reid) turns up on her doorstep in Austin, Texas, claiming to be her hitherto unknown half-sister.
Anchored by pitch-perfect performances by Tolman and Reid, low-key drama cum psychological thriller Barracuda proves more and more gripping as it goes on. Turning on a dime between friendliness and simmering resentment, her pinched features and true motives impossible to read, Reid’s interloper keeps us guessing and on edge throughout.
Certificate 15. Runtime 100 mins. Directors Julia Halperin, Jason Cortlund
Barracuda debuts on Sky Cinema Premiere on 2 July.