“Run Hide Fight,” screened exclusively by The Federalist ahead of its Jan. 14 premiere, tells the story of a high school senior’s quest to save her classmates from a coldblooded band of live-streaming school shooters. Written and directed by Kyle Rankin, it’s a film that major Hollywood players “shied away” from after the Parkland shooting in 2017. It’s now backed by The Daily Wire, which acquired the distribution rights and plans to premiere it next week.
“Run Hide Fight” is hardly Republican propaganda. It’s also hardly the best movie you’ll see this year. But it’s a serious piece of cinema and a fine place for The Daily Wire to start its game-changing foray into the film industry.
Leading lady Isabel May (“Young Sheldon”) is a bright spot, capably playing the difficult role of Zoe Hull with compelling and realistic emotional range. The plot moves quickly through Zoe’s rollercoaster arc, avoiding tricky political pitfalls and keeping the narrative focused on