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A Single Shot Reviews

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April 25, 2017
Sam Rockwell is great, but the story is too predictable.
½ March 14, 2017
Atmospheric and well acted but the slow burn and obvious plot leaps leave this as a unsatisfying watch.
January 16, 2017
not bad, nice character piece- though did have a major issue understanding alot of dialog due to the ultra south everyone spoke in (good for the movie characters bad for non south people trying to understand southern mumbles). Kinda nice to see Rockwell acting instead of getting close and then falling back on comedy in a pinch (to which i like, but havent ever really seen this side personally from him).
September 4, 2016
If you like bleak, depressing, vile, base characters and environment, this is the movie for you. The characters are about as low as they go, drunk, drugged, immoral to the core. Even the "good guys" are not that superior in character.

About the only reason I even watched the film was because of Rockwell, who I enjoyed as the disgusting creep in The Green Mile, President of the Galaxy in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and as Rick in 13 Moons. But even his skills couldn't pull this one out of the doldrums.

The story line was not that intriguing and fit to form becoming cliche once a few pieces of the puzzle fell in place. OK, but nothing to write home about. A good one time view and then into the forgettable dust bin. Sorry Sammy.
July 1, 2016
Atmospheric, brooding. Nicely done.
May 21, 2016
Recently separated from his family, John Moon (Sam Rockwell) copes with poverty in West Virginia by poaching. While stalking a deer, he accidentally shoots a young woman. He then finds a box containing $100,000 in the abandoned van where she was hiding. During the following days, John receives anonymous threats from people who know that he has the money...

"A Single Shot" is an atmospheric psychological thriller shot in a subtle but engaging way with Sam Rockwell breathing life into the disillusioned John. The storyline is hardly something new under the sun with a backwoods cat and mouse chase leading up to a buildup and an ambiguous bleak ending. A touch and a hint to the Coen brothers. Thereīs a reasonably ok mix of solid acting, visuals and realism, but "A Single Shot" has also your stereotypical redneck set up that feels done and quite tiring. Itīs not a bad movie, but neither a film you will re-see or really remember for that matter.
May 12, 2016
A royal flush of incredible character actors did what they do best: acted their asses off. The plot is solid and serious enough to more or less support them through most of the film's playing time - almost to the ending. Brilliant acting from menacing/maniacal to toupee topped comedic easily carried the film through most every stumble noted by critics here as far as my viewing pleasure was concerned.
April 24, 2016
Jeffrey Wright gave me a fantastic movie experience. Cheers to you, Mr Wright! Your Simon haunts me.
½ November 21, 2015
2.5 Stars

Rockwell did a good performance, some scenes were good and gave me a little thrill, but overal it was 50%
November 10, 2015
Slow paced but well acted. A sleeper.
September 11, 2015
Quite suspenseful at the beginning but kinda flat overall.
June 9, 2015
Slow-Burned Thriller, Just The Way I Like Em. Paced Pretty Well & The Cold, Wooded Backdrop Just Further Deepens A Sombre Mood.
May 19, 2015
A great cast and very intriguing premise is butchered with an extremely poorly-written script and a slow, boring pace. This film had so much potential but sadly failed to be a hit.
½ May 9, 2015
La historia estubo excellente pero con un final que no entendi alguien podria explicarme esto aqui aber que paso en el final??
February 18, 2015
not terrible. Sort of a cultural nightmare in redneckville. Sam Rockwell does an amazing job and comes across as very believable. The cinematography and soundtrack is great. The plot is just bizarre. But it is not a terrible movie. Just a bit upsetting on the Stephen King tip.
February 18, 2015
A single shot is kinda like the red neck version of No Country For Old Men. Sam Rockwell plays a hunter that accidentally shoots a woman he thought was a deer. Then he finds she has a bag of money, well, it's more like a box, anyway. And then like always, there are some people want their money back. It is slow and a little confusing in parts, but Sam Rockwell fans will appreciate the range he is able to show off in a smaller project like this.
3 Beards Out Of 5
February 9, 2015
It looks like a good movie, but almost everything about the story annoyed me. I would skip it unless you are a Rockwell fan.
½ January 23, 2015
Hillbilly Caper Movie...Worth A Watch...
½ January 5, 2015
Beautifully shot and presented in a desaturated, cool and grizzly tone. The cinematography and music are the stars of this film because there just isn't much going on with the story. Sam Rockwell does his best with what minimal writing he's given, but it just isn't enough to add up to much in the end.
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