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A Single Shot Reviews

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June 23, 2016
A Single Shot proves to be a mood piece set within a highly volatile location where everyone has a price.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 23, 2013
Lands somewhere between a good novel and a deadly country song, all with the power to take hold and refuse to leave you be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 21, 2013
A Single Shot assembles an outstanding, mostly under-appreciated, cast and with them crafts a tense, disquieting gothic fable led by the always preeminent Sam Rockwell.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 20, 2013
When the plot kicks in, and people actually start talking to each other, the film loses most of its momentum, but it still has enough sections of terse, pointed physicality that the overriding sensation of brute, blunt force rarely lets up.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.7/10
September 20, 2013
It's Rockwell - and Rockwell alone - who makes "A Single Shot" count.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 20, 2013
It's a small story, but it's tied into the part of America that's been affected by larger financial instability, the corruption of drugs, and the lack of education and opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 20, 2013
"A Single Shot" is a singular pleasure, and worth seeking out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 19, 2013
I'd go as far as to rank A Single Shot among Sam Rockwell's Top 10 performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 19, 2013
Sam Rockwell is one of Hollywood's most underrated actors and he shows why that's the case again in A Single Shot, a rural, neo-noir thriller that slowly pulls the viewer under its veil of mystery.
| Original Score: 4/5
September 19, 2013
There at the center of the film is Rockwell, as good an actor as there is working today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 19, 2013
Sam Rockwell delivers another outstanding performance in this saturnine meditation on greed set in backwoods Appalachia.
September 19, 2013
This often feels familiar, but it's refreshing to see such time-worn material revived without ironic detachment.
September 19, 2013
The film charts no new territory but is terrifically cast and, like its source novel, long on atmosphere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 18, 2013
A confident offering of suspense that seldom loses its way, holding viewer attention through unfortunate impulses of greed and a sustained grip of paranoia.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 18, 2013
Sam Rockwell has quietly developed into one of the most essential actors of his generation. A Single Shot may not be his best film or even his best work but it's another accomplishment for one of our best performers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5.0
September 18, 2013
A strong showcase for the talent involved.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 17, 2013
Despite its byzantine narrative, the film remains never less than absorbing, as the walls slowly close in on this good-hearted but ultimately flawed protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 17, 2013
David M. Rosenthal's sturdy, nasty rural noir, based on Matthew F. Jones's novel, is so sharp and rusted through that, after taking it in, you'll likely need a tetanus shot.
September 16, 2013
A SINGLE SHOT is another reminder of just how fantastic an actor Mr. Rockwell is as he holds it all together with a powerful performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 30, 2013
A good little indie, and cable's a good, nurturing home for it.
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