• Released
  • August 12, 2011
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • Drama
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Littlerock Synopsis
Vacationing Japanese siblings become stranded in a California desert town.
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Los Angeles Times

By Betsy Sharkey
McLaughlin, who has a good eye for the minimal, manages to bring out the haunting beauty of empty places littered with the discards of...
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
They're not looking to say anything grand. What they do say - and what we see - is smart and true.
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75

NPR

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Not until the film's surprisingly touching finale do we learn the source of that friction, in a delicately handled sequence that...
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75

Slant Magazine

By Bill Weber
Confronting the concept of alienness in a California desert town, this modest tapestry finds equivalent dignity in history-conscious...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Not often have I been more certain of the direction a movie is heading, or more wrong. Littlerock, a sensitive indie feature by Mike Ott,...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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Littlerock could easily be described as the flip side of "Lost in Translation": Instead of Americans struggling to communicate in Japan,...
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70

Village Voice

Atsuko the character doesn't speak English; Atsuko the actress, speaking mostly un-subtitled Japanese when she speaks at all, gives a...
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60

Boxoffice Magazine

By Sara Schieron
The message is nearly as slight as the presentation and just as hard to pin down, but even when tackling something as sharp edged and soft...
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
The ugly Americanism gets piled on thick - racists, dickwads and ignoramuses, oh my! - but there's a melancholy to this indie's...
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Rambling, mildly engaging micro-budgeted indie.
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