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Black Rock Reviews

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May 10, 2016
Black Rock is much more complex than your average run-of-the-mill "run from danger, pretty lady" kind of movie.
August 24, 2015
A tight-fisted little piece of gender-centric survival horror.
July 29, 2013
Black Rock is a simplistic, predictable thriller that fails to become engaging thanks to idiotic characters and a by the numbers approach that has the audience two steps ahead of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 2, 2013
This isn't quite the distaff Deliverance promised, but it's a credible indie thriller with characters worth caring about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 27, 2013
We've seen Duplass write scripts that break cinema conventions like this, but who knew that his actress wife Aselton would turn out to be an equally innovative director?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 22, 2013
Aselton does demonstrate an assured touch in the early character-based scenes, but she lacks the same control when it comes to handling the action.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 22, 2013
[An] earthy, woodsy throwback thriller ...
June 21, 2013
Katie Aselton's survival thriller sets its themes of time's passage, unresolved history and reluctant coming of age within a gripping island-set genre frame. It's like Lord Of The Flies for arrested adults.
June 21, 2013
First-time filmmaker Aselton creates one of the most assured thrillers in recent memory, throwing finely developed characters into a very nasty situation that makes us squirm in our seats.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 21, 2013
Poorly acted and unintentionally funny this is definitely a bad day at black rock.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 20, 2013
Slender, but committed: even Kate Bosworth, as the girls' team leader, forswears her usual lipgloss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 20, 2013
A formulaic dirge, further let down by a lack of the shocks, scares and interesting characterisations.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 19, 2013
It's Aselton and Bell who really impress, their characters providing the glue of credibility that prevents the increasingly overwrought situation from coming apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 19, 2013
Engaging, gripping and tightly constructed thriller with a sharp script, effective action sequences and strong performances from all three leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 18, 2013
'Black Rock' is never dull, but it's hardly the attention-grabbing calling card its creator presumably intended.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 17, 2013
On the whole Black Rock remains a short but sweet film, yet sadly, and despite the suspenseful atmosphere and enrapturement of certain scenes, is too forgettable a feature film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 29, 2013
The feminine approach is refreshing, but the novelty wears off quickly once a few of these actors decide to turn on the ham, making it difficult to buy much of what Black Rock is selling.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 24, 2013
The ladies in Black Rock are supposed to be annoying. That's the only conclusion one can draw from their incessant whining, catfighting and drunk flirting.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.8/10
May 23, 2013
While not exactly the most dangerous game, Black Rock is a decent, punctuated gender battle which flys by quick enough to keep viewers at attention for a predictable yet watchable thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 22, 2013
... a feminist reworking of 'Most Dangerous Game' and 'Deliverance,' with the friends soon stripped down and armed, like a tribe of Amazonian huntresses ... has the visceral appeal of early Kathryn Bigelow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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