Den of Geeks reviews Joel & Kyle
From Den of Geeks:
It’s perhaps unsurprising, then, that Abrams chose to open his 'sizzle reel' with an intimate scene set in a diner between lead kid, Joe Lamb (Joel Courtney) and his father, town Deputy Jack (Kyle Chandler). Nicely setting up the slightly strained father/son dynamic at the heart of the picture, the scene was perfectly pitched by both actors and sharply scripted by Abrams.
Joel Courtney, in particular, comes across really strongly onscreen, while Kyle Chandler seems perfectly cast as the recently widowed lawman looking out for his movie make-up obsessed son whom he, clearly, doesn’t quite understand. They’re a hugely believable father and son combination and one you buy into straight away.