Film Review: The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then Bigfoot

Sam Elliott has one of the most recognisable faces and voices in Hollywood. During a career which has so far spanned six decades, he has played a variety of memorable roles in films and on TV. Impressive performances in Lifeguard, Tombstone, Conagher and Buffalo Girls garnered him recognition but like a fine wine he’s only improved with age. Now, at 74, he’s doing some of his best work, culminating with an Academy Award nomination for his role in A Star is Born. He is equally impressive in The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then Bigfoot.

Calvin Barr (Elliott) is a retired decorated war veteran. Unbeknownst to the world, in his youth (Aidan Turner) he assassinated Adolf Hitler during World War II. His heroism came at a cost though; being separated from the love of his life Maxine (Caitlin FitzGerald). With Bigfoot on the loose spreading a deadly virus, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the FBI come knocking at the elderly Calvin’s door. He’s the only man for the job.

The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then Bigfoot harks back to another age, telling a shaggy dog story around an all-American hero. Both Elliott and Turner are superb but it’s the former who really embodies Calvin’s sense of suffering and loss. It’s hard not to like Robert D. Krzykowski’s feature debut. It’s such a good humoured and warmly nostalgic film. The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then Bigfoot is a wonderful drama featuring a cinematic legend.


• Making-Of Documentary (40mins)
• Director’s Feature Commentary
• Deleted Scenes (9mins)
• Composer Interview
• Original Conceptual Designs
• Elsie Hooper [short film]

The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then Bigfoot is released on Digital on 15 April and on DVD and Blu-ray by Sparky Pictures on 6 May.

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