Coyote Lake

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Ester and her overbearing mother run a small bed-and-breakfast near the US/Mexico border. One night, two unwanted guests arrive, threatening the safety of everyone. But the two women are hiding a secret, one that may prove the most dangerous of all.

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Critic Reviews for Coyote Lake

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (1)

  • A sluggish mix of thriller and drama that lacks the suspense required in one department and the depth needed on the other.

    August 2, 2019 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

    Variety
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  • The film is carried along by the strength of Mendes' emotionally complex, restrained performance that makes clear that Ester is as much victim as accomplice.

    August 1, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Although Coyote Lake doesn't deviate too much from the narrative you would expect, it's the details Seligman incorporates throughout that make this thriller a promising debut.

    February 25, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Minutes in, it's clear that Coyote Lake is not your run-of-the-mill U.S.-Mexico border story...you get a sense of a filmmaker truly in control of the tone of her film, a bellwether, one hopes, of even more assured films to come.

    August 21, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The atypical relationship between Ester and Teresa is something new for audiences...

    August 14, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Coyote Lake is hardly a shallow enterprise. Its still waters still run pleasurably deep.

    August 1, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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