Black Rock Synopsis
Three childhood friends (Katie Aselton, Lake Bell, Kate Bosworth)set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls' weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.
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75

Slant Magazine

Layered conflicts mount as this lean film treks on, and they're not limited to gender politics.
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75

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
This indie, female-centric riff on “Deliverance” is spare, smartly written and shot through with moments of twig-snapping tension.
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75

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
Black Rock never reinvents the rules, but it understands them just well enough to make its bloodless stabs at ingenuity stand out.
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70

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Working from a ruthlessly efficient script by husband Mark Duplass, Aselton effortlessly sets up the women’s reunion scenario before...
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67

The Playlist

By James Rocchi
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...
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
It's quite thin, but at least Black Rock plays its "kills" for more than stupid gamer's diversions.
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60

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
The story and its violence are deeply silly, but there's something nervy and upsetting that distinguishes the film's incidental excitement.
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50

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
It’s all a fair attempt, but Aselton isn’t going to make anyone forget Kathryn Bigelow.
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40

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
The dialogue is particularly bad, which is odd because the Duplass crowd typically excels at natural-sounding dialogue.
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30

Variety

By Rob Nelson
Straining to be a distaff “Deliverance,” indie thriller Black Rock is unable to shock, much less convince.
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Bad dialogue. Script written by 3 teen-age middle school boys who've been drinking too much beer. Plot as dumb as a padded, "Landau Roof" on a 1972 Buick. Drive-in comes to BluRay. Like being...

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Rated R | For Some strong violence, pervasive language, sexual references and brief graphic nudity
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