“Catch the Fair One” offers a hard-hitting revenge story of a Native American boxer looking for her missing little sister in a bleak yet powerful film.
Kalie (Kali Reis) is a former boxer who gets involved with a sex trafficking ring searching for her sister Weeta (Mainaku Borrero). Lisa (Isabelle Chester) is also assisting the ring by helping find them. While Kaylee trains for the mission, we see her do this while sleeping with a sharp blade in her mouth as a protection measure. I must say, the thought of sleeping with a sharp object in your mouth is scary!
In this story of a downtrodden man trying to save his girlfriend, the narrative can seem formulaic at times. In a few ways, ‘Catch the Fair One’ does not challenge genre expectations, but it nevertheless is engaging and surprising in several ways.
I left feeling thirsty for more, despite it being raw and violent. A perfect mix of vulnerability and empowerment can be found in “Catch the Fair One.” Gina Carano and Jason Statham are among the many action stars with previous experience in sports. The pro boxer and newly minted actor Kali Reis completed the circle with a showy performance that impressed both for its physicality and for its emotional resonance. She grapples with the ethical ramifications as she makes choices in Catch the Fair One, revealing her internal conflict more and more.
Her performance provides the film with an anchor throughout and adds layers to the plot’s darker impulses. Despite the unexpected screenplay, I have to say that this is one of the most thrilling films I have ever seen on a topic that is not a fake storyline. Native American girls are trafficked at will, and they are also less likely to be sought after. There is a focus placed on all of this in a stark, yet realistic manner. In my opinion, it only makes the film more brilliant.