Black Rock (2013)
Critic Consensus: It springs from smarter ideas than your average chase thriller, but ultimately, Black Rock falls back on disappointingly familiar ingredients.
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Critic Reviews for Black Rock
'Black Rock' is never dull, but it's hardly the attention-grabbing calling card its creator presumably intended.
The writing tanks while the actors try to stay above water, but nobody leaves a trace on the radar.
This is a lean and mean variation on a familiar theme, tense throughout, with some terrific performances.
It seemed that Black Rock might take its very basic premise and use it as a platform to explore larger ideas. But even on its own terms as just a lean-and-mean genre exercise, this one's not all that interesting.
Aselton, you sure have a purty mouth, but what are you trying to say?
Audience Reviews for Black Rock
Not very original, but, very powerful. At least, very powerful for a genre debut starring Kate Bosworth.
Not every island is a paradise. Good short movie! Black Rock will be slammed by those who deem its survivalist story and "less-is-more" film making as an amateur setback and a non eventful occurrence. It will be praised by those who adore small-scale storytelling and extremely independent film making. You may think it's stupid and boring. I think it was strong and entertaining. Three women who were good friends in the past get back together for the first time since they were kids to spend time on an island called Black Rock. They meet some local hunters and find out they know one of them from when they were children. After inviting them to join them in a few drinks on the beach, the atmosphere changes into one of panic and horror as the situation and friendships are turned on their head in a brutal confrontation.
At one point in this movie, a character says ''This doesn't feel right.'' I agree.
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