Disturbing the Peace (2020 film)

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Disturbing the Peace
Film poster
Directed byYork Alec Shackleton
Written byChuck Hustmyre
Produced by
StarringGuy Pearce
CinematographyCurtis Petersen
Edited byMichael Thomas James
Music byMichael Thomas
  • The Wonderfilm Media Corporation
  • Daniel Grodnik Productions
  • Aloe Entertainment
Distributed byMomentum Pictures
Release date
  • January 17, 2020 (2020-01-17)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$5 million[1]

Disturbing the Peace is a 2020 neo-western action thriller film directed by York Alec Shackleton and starring Guy Pearce.


Long ago, Texas Ranger Jim Dillon accidentally wounded his partner during a hostage situation. Ever since the incident, Jim has elected to keep the peace in the small town of Horse Cave without a gun, joined by Deputy Matt. Learning of his former partner's death, Jim has fallen into a depression, eased back into the light by Catie, a café server and part-time preacher who has a crush on the lawman. Settling in for an average day, Jim's plans are ruined by the arrival of Diablo, the head of a motorcycle gang looking to rob the Horse Cave bank and empty an armored truck due to arrive in town. When Diablo takes control of the town, prepping his big move to grab the loot and escape, Jim is left with his wits and a desire to bring the invader to justice, trying to play an extended game of hide and seek with the burly villain, who isn't afraid to kill civilians.



On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 20% based on 20 reviews, with an average rating of 3/10.[2] According to Metacritic, which sampled six critics and calculated a weighted average score of 34 out of 100, the film received "generally unfavorable reviews".[3]

Glenn Kenny of RogerEbert.com gave the film one star, calling the film a "dull-as-dishwater, paint-by-numbers cinematic hiccup with no discernible reason for being."[4]


  1. ^ "Disturbing the Peace (2020) - Financial Information". The Numbers. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "Disturbing the Peace (2020)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved October 30, 2021.
  3. ^ "Disturbing the Peace (2020) Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 10, 2021.
  4. ^ Kenny, Glenn (January 17, 2020). "Disturbing the Peace Film Review". RogerEbert.com. Retrieved January 17, 2020.

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