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Rubberneck Reviews

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Robert Levin
amNewYork

Alex Karpovsky's performance digs out the character's menacing, damaged and sympathetic qualities in equal measure.

Full Review Source: amNewYork | Original Score: 3/4

March 1, 2013
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

A disturbing and deceptively subtle psychological thriller ...

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix

February 28, 2013
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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A creepy number, half suspense drama and half brooding character study, with a strong dash of local flavor and a low-budget feel.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 28, 2013
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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Karpovsky's pic seldom surprises, its strengths lying in a leisurely journey toward a clearly predestined denouement.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 25, 2013
Sara Stewart
New York Post
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One can only watch so many shots of the daily goings-on in a research facility without tuning out a bit.

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

February 22, 2013
Greg Evans
Bloomberg News

"Rubberneck" charts Paul's mental deterioration, the tension stretched well beyond his breaking point and my patience.

Full Review Source: Bloomberg News | Original Score: **

February 22, 2013
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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Immediately put me in mind of the classic slow burn of vintage thrillers like Fritz Lang's "M" and Michael Powell's "Peeping Tom"...

Full Review Source: Salon.com

February 21, 2013
Rachel Saltz
New York Times
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It's dragged down by non-scene after non-scene, and filmmaking choices that don't earn their keep.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

February 21, 2013
Ian Buckwalter
NPR
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Both the mystery and the character piece wind up feeling incomplete.

Full Review Source: NPR | Original Score: 5.5/10

February 21, 2013
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

February 21, 2013
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Rubberneck feels more like an attempt to pull off a psychological thriller than a credible example of same, as if it were a sample reel for some future project.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

February 21, 2013
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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It's like a homicide thriller directed by Todd Solondz.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

February 20, 2013
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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You can see genuine talent poking through the festival-circuit tedium; hopefully Karpovsky's better instincts will win out next time.

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

February 20, 2013
Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
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Unsettling [and] tough-minded ...

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 19, 2013
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Boston-area actor-writer-director Alex Karpovsky creates an original story of obsession, delusion and murder that is fresh and well made.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

February 19, 2013
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE

Although it's initially jarring to see Karpovsky tackle overly serious material both behind and in front of the camera, "Rubberneck" has more in common with the growing Karpovsky oeuvre than it may appear -- and even inadvertently critiques it.

Full Review Source: indieWIRE | Original Score: B+

February 19, 2013
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

With Hitchcockian self-assurance, Karpovsky is able to inject an element of surprise and uncertainty even into the film's final moments.

Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine

February 18, 2013
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine

The film takes on high-concept ideas that it can't sustain, and which only make its other problems more obvious.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 17, 2013
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...this is impressive filmmaking, especially from a filmmaker who also delivers a complex, sympathetic performance despite his character's unsettling characteristics.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

February 15, 2013
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Tale of romantic obsession trades nail-biting suspense for credible realism.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

April 27, 2012
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