• Unrated, 1 hr. 24 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Mike Ott
    In Theaters:
    Aug 12, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Apr 10, 2012
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Littlerock Reviews

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Edward Douglas

It's always great that movies like this can be made for so little money, but when the results are so dull and derivative, the only real question is "Why bother?"

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 5/10

August 12, 2011
Brent Simon

Writer-director Mike Ott constructs a cutesy, willfully modest and submissive cultural mash-up, and proclaims it profound, or art, merely by virtue of its construction.

Full Review Source: Shockya.com | Original Score: D+

September 2, 2011
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Mike Ott's rambling, mildly engaging micro-budgeted indie.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

August 12, 2011
Dennis Harvey
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Agreeable if finally unsatisfying.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 6, 2010
David Noh
Film Journal International

Mumblecore to the core, Littlerock takes an eternity to get started, but eventually gains in (very) low-key interest.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 11, 2011
Michael Nordine
Film Threat

A restrained but visually arresting film about the various ways in which we reach out to one another, often to no avail.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 25, 2011
Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

A neatly plotted, observational film about being on the outside looking in, and on the inside looking out.

Full Review Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser | Original Score: 3/4

November 11, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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"Littlerock" tells a confident story that knows precisely where it's going.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

September 8, 2011
David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
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This evocative, deceptively rich slice of life has its own voice, and it never fails to be enjoyable for several reasons.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

September 8, 2011
Mike Hale
New York Times
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It's significantly smaller and more casual than "Mystery Train" or "Lost in Translation," movies its premise calls to mind, but in some ways it's more layered and complex.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

August 11, 2011
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A mildly engaging, slight and somewhat breezy slice-of-life drama that's instantly forgettable.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 6.1/10

August 13, 2011
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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An ethereal and ephemeral musing on the art and artifice of communication.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

September 1, 2011
Karina Longworth
Village Voice
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Atsuko the character doesn't speak English; Atsuko the actress, speaking mostly un-subtitled Japanese when she speaks at all, gives a performance that's a marvel of nonverbal reaction.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 9, 2011
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

Director Mike Ott's second narrative feature cannily plays its intentions close to the vest.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

August 7, 2011
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A character-driven cross-cultural drama about the adolescent quest for new experiences and the realization of the mysteries that lie behind relationships and reality.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3/5

August 4, 2011
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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[Ott's] distilled the town until it floats somewhere between a hangover and a dream.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

October 6, 2011
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine

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 bellied as exclusion Littlerock is not without its pleasures.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

May 25, 2010
James Adams
Globe and Mail
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Littlerock wins your involvement by its meandering off-handedness and refusal to play up its strangers-in-a-strange-land conceit.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

April 8, 2011
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

Expectations are subverted, assumptions exploded, and the meaningless nature of words is replaced by the importance of conversation

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4/5

September 10, 2011
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Everyday America thrown into stark relief under the stare of visitors

Full Review Source: Movie Habit

November 11, 2010

New York Times
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September 16, 2011
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