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Critic Reviews for Blackbird
The clock starts to drag, and some energy is lost. But the movie displays a lot of promise both in front of and behind the lens.
Credit to Buxton here for extracting conviction from such young actors. The performances aren't wholly redemptive, but they are compelling.
This well-paced chase thriller stars Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde as sibling crooks on the run from a botched casino heist.
This debut feature from Nova Scotia filmmaker Jason Buxton offers a series of subtle revelations that challenge expectation without a hint of soapbox grandstanding or raging primal screams.
Though I appreciate Buxton's rookie attempt to present an alternative look at teen rage, I can't help seeing that this overreaching film goes nowhere with only clichés to guide it.
Audience Reviews for Blackbird
A worrisome treatment of a teen in today's politically correct times.
I enjoyed this troubled coming off age story, mainly due to the lead actor: Jessup. The film also had great direction. A story in which most people can relate to make it one to see.
This incredible debut feature from Canadian Jason Buxton; is tense, unsettling, and unpredictably thought provoking. Purely centered on the the main character's motivations and those around him. Is he really as dangerous as he appears to be? or is it just bad luck that he's accused of the crimes he didn't/would never comit. It's a fascinating portrayal of youth wasted on the young and can compel any viewer who watches it. One of MIFF's Greatest Surprises!!!
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