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Small Town Murder Songs Reviews

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

Peter Stormare is a limited actor who only manages to exude the resolute nothingness of the role.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

June 30, 2011
Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto

While it's easy to admire the unique stylistic accents director Ed Gass-Donnelly fearlessly applies to his northern Ontario murder mystery, it's not so easy to enjoy them.

Full Review Source: NOW Toronto | Original Score: 2/5

February 18, 2011
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...Small Town Murder Songs [features] an oppressively deliberate pace that effectively holds the viewer at arm's length from start to finish...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

February 18, 2011
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

For all that Small Town Murder Songs hints at, there isn't enough delivery here.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 18, 2011
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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"Small Town Murder Songs" moves so deliberately, with such confident authority, that every small event takes on cumulative significance...

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

July 7, 2011
Nora Lee Mandel

Atmospherically steeped in rural noir. . .Stormare's agonized face keeps the focus on more a tormented character study than a mystery. . .greatly heightened by rootsy songs.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 7/10

July 1, 2011
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum

Stormare's performance towers over the flimsy story. Besides the effective ensemble acting, another asset is the outstanding cinematography. This captivatingly haunting crime drama never gets tiresome and knows when to bring the...

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 11, 2011
Alison Willmore
AV Club

The soundtrack ... goes miles toward making what would be an unmanageably dour experience into an acute emotional resonance; the songs are freed to say more than the characters onscreen.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

June 30, 2011
Jason Heck
Kansas City Star

Why are recent movies about small towns with murderous secrets so good?

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star | Original Score: 3/4

June 9, 2011
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Rarely does cinema sight and sound mesh as boldly as this, and it's all to the good.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

February 17, 2011
John Anderson
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With his second feature, GassDonnelly achieves that longed-for thing, a whole greater than the parts, one in which each disparate element complements the other.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 22, 2010
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Beneath a deceptive calm, it uncovers a core of fear and loathing as ominous as the backwoods world of "Winter's Bone."

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

June 30, 2011
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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An effective ensemble backed by a bracingly haunting soundtrack strike a compelling chord in this rural Canadian crime drama.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

February 8, 2011
Jason Anderson

The force in Stormare's performance is enough to suggest we've witnessed only a fraction of the character's anguish.

Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 3/5

February 18, 2011
Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
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STMS succeeds as an Ontario Gothic mood piece, a story of alternately repressed and exploding passion.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 18, 2011
Pam Grady
Boxoffice Magazine

A lawman seeking redemption can't seem to escape sin in Ed Gass-Donnelly's haunting, rural drama.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 7, 2011
Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
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Boldly succinct yet confident enough to take its time.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 28, 2011
David Fear
Time Out New York
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A redemption parable that occasionally finds balladlike lyricism in its biblical solemnity and oddball Lynchian rhythms.

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

June 29, 2011
Richard T. Jameson
Parallax View

... the film is only an hour-and-a-quarter long, and that's just as well; spells are hard to sustain. Yet it's big enough.

Full Review Source: Parallax View

July 12, 2011
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