The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot Delights

“My grandfather use to tell all kinds of stories about this one soldier… but he wasn’t taking about a man, but rather something mythic.”


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Solomon Kenworthy

     The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot was released in 2018, and was directed by Robert D. Krzykowski. The film stars Sam Elliot and Aiden Turner. The United States and Canadian governments recruit a mythic World War Two veteran to kill the creature holding a life ending plague, Bigfoot. 

     Sam Elliot is the only reason this movie works. His performance as an American legend no one has ever heard about, is what makes the movie. He reacts to things in a very human way. The movie’s other actors do not matter because of how outstanding Elliot’s acting is. Elliot makes the movie much more epic.

     The writing is good, there is one monologue in particular that is fantastic.  The script does a really good job at segwaying from the future to the past. There is maybe once or twice where I felt the flashback was unnecessary. They have a MacGuffin, not 100% sure what to call it because it doesn’t really matter to the plot, and you never find out what the MacGuffin actually is, which is very frustrating. The pacing is not fantastic.

     The directing does it’s job efficiently, but there’s not much to brag about. It does a great job at showing things that matter to the plot, instead of shoving exposition down your throat.  

     The first act is slow, but if all you’ve ever wanted was to see Sam Elliot fight Bigfoot you will be extremely pleased. 


[My grade for The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot is a B]