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Austin Butler in The Bikeriders (image - Universal)

MOVIE REVIEW | The Bikeriders in cinemas now

The Bikeriders – After his breakout role in “Elvis,” Austin Butler delivers an outstanding, James Dean-like performance in the Sons of Anarchy-esque “The Bikeriders.” In this gritty, stylish film, Butler plays the charming, mysterious, and laid-back Benny Cross, a key member of the Vandals Motorcycle Club.

A Complex Journey

Benny’s journey is complex, as he navigates his loyalty to the club, his relationship with Kathy, and his personal aspirations. This clash of worlds presents a significant challenge for Benny. However, Butler’s portrayal captures this internal struggle with subtlety and finesse.

Butler’s Remarkable Performance

Butler’s character, Benny, is defined by his suave nature. A look, an action, or a gesture speaks volumes. Remarkably, Butler delivers very few lines. Yet, his smoldering 60s look and commanding presence make these quiet moments incredibly powerful. His ability to convey deep emotions without words is a testament to his talent. He draws viewers into Benny’s tumultuous world.

A Return to Familiar Territory

For fans of Charlie Hunnam’s Jax Teller from “Sons of Anarchy,” “The Bikeriders” offers a welcome return to a world filled with sex, alcohol, and violence. The film captures the raw, rebellious spirit that made Samcro so captivating. Butler’s Benny stands at the center of this thrilling ride.

A Divisive Ending

Like the entire “Sons of Anarchy” series, the ending of “The Bikeriders” will undoubtedly divide fans. Its bold conclusion leaves room for debate and discussion. Consequently, the film lingers in the minds of its audience long after the credits roll.


In conclusion, “The Bikeriders” is a gripping, stylish addition to the genre. Austin Butler’s performance is nothing short of mesmerizing. His portrayal of Benny Cross will resonate with fans of outlaw motorcycle dramas. It offers a fresh yet familiar experience that won’t disappoint.

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Aaron: 8 / 10 “Austin delivers a gripping, James Dean-like performance.”
Zak: 5 / 10 “a fun ride but very predictable”



Late Night with the Devil

Cinema Experience:

Big crowd due to the anticipation of the movie. Universal had a few vintage bikes for photos and the crowd loved the free alcohol. But don’t forget those of us that don’t drink alcohol!

As good as the Luna staff and movies are, the seating as not been upgraded in a decade or more and therefore becomes a poor cousin in comfort to the likes of Event and Hoyts.

Austin Butler Down Under

Austin Butler returned Down Under to kick off the promotional tour yesterday with a photo call by Sydney Harbour.

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Butler was joined by local riders wearing the emblem of the Vandals, the motorcycle club depicted in the movie, directed by Jeff Nichols.

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Last night, fans and guests braved the rain to see Austin at the Australian Premiere of The Bikeriders, escorted to The State Theatre by a convoy of motorcyles riding in formation who revved their engines along Market Street.

The sold-out red-carpet Special Presentation was a highlight of the 71st Sydney Film Festival. The film will be released in cinemas nationally on July 4th.

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The Bikeriders captures a rebellious time in America when the culture and people were changing. After a chance encounter at a local bar, strong-willed Kathy (Jodie Comer) is inextricably drawn to Benny (Austin Butler), the newest member of Midwestern motorcycle club, the Vandals led by the enigmatic Johnny (Tom Hardy).

Much like the country around it, the club begins to evolve, transforming from a gathering place for local outsiders into a dangerous underworld of violence, forcing Benny to choose between Kathy and his loyalty to the club.

The Bikeriders – in cinemas 4 July, 2024

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