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Layered conflicts mount as this lean film treks on, and they're not limited to gender politics. Read full review
This indie, female-centric riff on “Deliverance” is spare, smartly written and shot through with moments of twig-snapping tension. Read full review
Black Rock never reinvents the rules, but it understands them just well enough to make its bloodless stabs at ingenuity stand out. Read full review
Working from a ruthlessly efficient script by husband Mark Duplass, Aselton effortlessly sets up the women’s reunion scenario before effectively flipping the action from drama to thriller. Read full review
Black Rock isn't going to become the sort of classic that "Deliverance" was, but if you like your scares smart, and like them to happen to people you actually care about, then Aselton's island of friendship and fury is a nice place to visit. Read full review
It's quite thin, but at least Black Rock plays its "kills" for more than stupid gamer's diversions. Read full review
The story and its violence are deeply silly, but there's something nervy and upsetting that distinguishes the film's incidental excitement. Read full review
It’s all a fair attempt, but Aselton isn’t going to make anyone forget Kathryn Bigelow. Read full review
The dialogue is particularly bad, which is odd because the Duplass crowd typically excels at natural-sounding dialogue. Read full review
Straining to be a distaff “Deliverance,” indie thriller Black Rock is unable to shock, much less convince. Read full review
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