Rushlights Reviews

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
August 19, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Elias Savada
Film Threat
July 27, 2013
Stutz has crafted a decent thriller, actually. A lesser-man's Body Heat
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
July 26, 2013
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 | Original Score: 6/10
Michael A. Smith
MediaMikes
July 20, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Josh Bell
Film Racket
July 29, 2013
Drifts glumly from one ludicrous narrative development to the next.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 25, 2013
A genre exercise that shows some promise, but descends from pleasant obfuscation into patent absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
July 21, 2013
In this film about murder, the last 10 minutes are enough to kill me.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
June 27, 2013
Polished but unmemorable.
Mark Adams
Screen International
June 26, 2013
Somehow the story can't quite tally with the rather familiar storyline.
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
June 21, 2013
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.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 21, 2013
Maybe noir just feels a bit old at this point. No matter what, the movie isn't worth the Texas heat.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic
June 20, 2013
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 | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
June 20, 2013
There are too many twists in Antoni Stutz's uninvolving "Rushlights."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Kristin Tillotson
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 20, 2013
It all dwindles into "Who cares" long before the end of the road.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
June 20, 2013
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 | Original Score: D+
Top Critic
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 | Original Score: C-
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
June 19, 2013
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 | Original Score: 1/5
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Pete Vonder Haar
Village Voice
June 18, 2013
The endless hidden connections and coincidences eventually become ridiculous.
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