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New York Times
December 17, 2011
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
December 16, 2011
There's rarely a point when we believe in any of these characters, the bleakly romanticized setting or their increasingly ugly story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
December 16, 2011
Meth addicts at least can qualify for treatment; where, though, is the rehab facility for indie directors addicted to making ugly little movies about wretched little losers?
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
December 15, 2011
What we need is for the writer and director, David Pomes, to wallow less in aimless dialogue and lowlife sordidness. What we need is a point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
December 15, 2011
Its almost-gleeful horrorshow quality comes with the tinge of exploitation. Misery begets more misery, but to what end?
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Sam Adams
Time Out
December 13, 2011
Pomes squeezes in a few well-observed details among the recycled white-trash clichés...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
December 13, 2011
Rather than viewing moral chaos from the eye of a storm, director David Pomes watches his movie blow off into the storm itself.
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
November 17, 2011
Debuting writer-director David Pomes brings grimy authenticity and a sustained sense of dread to this bleak but well-acted drug drama.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
April 4, 2011
This rough-edged, low-budget drama impresses with spot-on performances, perfect-pitch dialogue and an overall sense that something bad might happen at any moment, unless something worse happens first.