By Eric Kohn
Rubberneck has more in common with the growing Karpovsky oeuvre than it may appear -- and even inadvertently critiques it.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
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."
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Village Voice

By Ernest Hardy
Karpovsky is unsettlingly good as Paul, and Newman's Danielle is sexy and layered.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
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.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
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.
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Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
A too-pat ending also spoils Rubberneck (shorter: Mommy made me do it!), though it doesn’t ruin the steely pleasures of the filmmaking.
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By Ian Buckwalter
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.
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The Playlist

By Drew Taylor
Rubberneck is a thriller too drab and self-obsessed to ever be truly thrilling.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
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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Slant Magazine

By Jesse Cataldo
The film takes on high-concept ideas that it can't sustain, and which only make its other problems more obvious.
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57 out of 100
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