Rubberneck Reviews

Ty Burr
Boston Globe
Top Critic
February 28, 2013

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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
Top Critic
February 25, 2013

Karpovsky's pic seldom surprises, its strengths lying in a leisurely journey toward a clearly predestined denouement.

Sara Stewart
New York Post
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February 22, 2013

One can only watch so many shots of the daily goings-on in a research facility without tuning out a bit.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
Top Critic
February 21, 2013

Immediately put me in mind of the classic slow burn of vintage thrillers like Fritz Lang's "M" and Michael Powell's "Peeping Tom"...

Rachel Saltz
New York Times
Top Critic
February 21, 2013

It's dragged down by non-scene after non-scene, and filmmaking choices that don't earn their keep.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ian Buckwalter
NPR
Top Critic
February 21, 2013

Both the mystery and the character piece wind up feeling incomplete.

Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
Top Critic
February 21, 2013

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 | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Tobias
AV Club
Top Critic
February 21, 2013

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 | Original Score: C
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
February 20, 2013

It's like a homicide thriller directed by Todd Solondz.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
Top Critic
February 20, 2013

You can see genuine talent poking through the festival-circuit tedium; hopefully Karpovsky's better instincts will win out next time.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
Top Critic
February 19, 2013

Unsettling [and] tough-minded ...

John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
April 27, 2012

Tale of romantic obsession trades nail-biting suspense for credible realism.