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Rubberneck has more in common with the growing Karpovsky oeuvre than it may appear -- and even inadvertently critiques it. Read full review
A character-driven take on true-crime fare, Alex Karpovsky's Rubberneck marks a solid dramatic turn for a filmmaker best known for playing comedic parts in indie films like "Tiny Furniture." Read full review
Karpovsky is unsettlingly good as Paul, and Newman's Danielle is sexy and layered. Read full review
The movie is scattershot (intense at some moments, slack at others), but it earns its docu-style creepiness, and Karpovsky's stretch as an actor is daring and authentic. Read full review
What’s good about Rubberneck is also what makes it tough to watch: Karpovsky burrows under the skin of this repressed romantic nebbish until the frame seems ready to burst. Read full review
A too-pat ending also spoils Rubberneck (shorter: Mommy made me do it!), though it doesn’t ruin the steely pleasures of the filmmaking. Read full review
The thriller elements of the plot — which Karpovsky delivers quite ably, with an electric tension that carries through much of the film — aren't really balanced by the personal revelations on which Karpovsky eventually hangs Paul's problems. Both the mystery and the character piece wind up feeling incomplete. Read full review
Rubberneck is a thriller too drab and self-obsessed to ever be truly thrilling. Read full review
The film works better as an uncomfortable character drama than as a murky family mystery, which Karpovsky deepens with some psychobabble. Still, a nicely sinister and shuddersome effort.
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The film takes on high-concept ideas that it can't sustain, and which only make its other problems more obvious. Read full review
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