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Rushlights Reviews

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

The story is competently told, the direction suits the mood, and the performances are convincing even if the characters aren't very deep.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 3/5

August 19, 2013
Josh Bell
Film Racket

Drifts glumly from one ludicrous narrative development to the next.

Full Review Source: Film Racket | Original Score: 2/5

July 29, 2013
Elias Savada
Film Threat

Stutz has crafted a decent thriller, actually. A lesser-man's Body Heat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

July 27, 2013
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews

With more engaging leads this film might be one that people would want to see a second time--just to get straight all that happened.

Full Review Source: Mark Leeper's Reviews | Original Score: 6/10

July 26, 2013
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

A genre exercise that shows some promise, but descends from pleasant obfuscation into patent absurdity.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: D+

July 25, 2013
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

In this film about murder, the last 10 minutes are enough to kill me.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

July 21, 2013
Michael A. Smith

Based on a true story, "Rushlights" could have been a very standard, by the book imitation noir film. Instead, Stutz packs it with genuine surprises and emotion.

Full Review Source: MediaMikes | Original Score: 4/5

July 20, 2013
Dennis Harvey
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Polished but unmemorable.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 27, 2013
Mark Adams
Screen International

Somehow the story can't quite tally with the rather familiar storyline.

Full Review Source: Screen International

June 26, 2013
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

A lackluster neo-noir thriller set deep in the dark heart of Texas, Rushlights delivers plot twists galore. If only the protagonists, a pair of hard-luck L.A. teens, were interesting enough to make audiences care what becomes of them.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

June 21, 2013
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Maybe noir just feels a bit old at this point. No matter what, the movie isn't worth the Texas heat.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C-

June 21, 2013
Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic
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They say it isn't nice to kick a dog when it's down. But man, there are a lot of dogs in "Rushlights"...

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 1.5/5

June 20, 2013
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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There are too many twists in Antoni Stutz's uninvolving "Rushlights."

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1/5

June 20, 2013
Kristin Tillotson
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It all dwindles into "Who cares" long before the end of the road.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 20, 2013
Brian Orndorf

It's a lousy ending stapled to an underwhelming picture, leaving Rushlights more of a bungled card trick than a steamy, scary ride of intimidation.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D+

June 20, 2013

Whatever pleasure could be derived from the movie's generically twisty plotting is negated by cardboard characterization, indifferent editing rhythms, and a score that sounds like it was pulled from a production music library.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C-

June 20, 2013
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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If ever a movie signaled that the Quentin Tarantino copycat age of empty-headed wink-wink genre rehashing is still with us, "Rushlights" is that movie.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1/5

June 19, 2013
Pete Vonder Haar
Village Voice
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The endless hidden connections and coincidences eventually become ridiculous.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 18, 2013
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