Don't Tell a Soul Reviews

January 27, 2021
Bleak drama.
January 23, 2021
This well-crafted, queasy movie, neither a formulaic thriller or entirely credible as drama, nonetheless ultimately pulls off a kind of backroads grand guignol that is worth a look.
January 21, 2021
Holds one's interest over its brief eighty-three minute running-time, though it suffers from almost amusing issues of plausibility and one terribly overwrought performance.
January 20, 2021
I applaud McAulay's efforts, but Don't Tell a Soul is at its best when it's simply having fun as a silly B-flick. Shut your brain off, enjoy - and, like with any guilty pleasure, don't tell a soul you liked it.
January 16, 2021
Writer/director Alex McAulay's mean-spirited, mud-caked, scungy thriller, "Don't Tell a Soul," gets a boost from an uncharacteristically scary Rainn Wilson.
January 16, 2021
As lean and mean as they come, this sharp, emotional thriller is centered on just four characters and a couple of spare locations, and yet it wryly uncoils a surprising number of shocks and layers.
January 15, 2021
Despite an intriguing premise and committed performances, it lacks the character depth and moral complexity to maintain consistent suspense.
January 15, 2021
A funny mean streak runs through the promising coming-of-age thriller Don't Tell a Soul.
January 15, 2021
McAulay offers enough reasons to stick around, carefully developing his characters while adding necessary strangeness to the central survival plot.
January 15, 2021
The plotting, with all of its surprises and additional complications, takes over, and we're left with nobody with whom to sympathize...
January 15, 2021
As for Wilson, he fits effortlessly into this equation as the proxy father upon whom Matt can inflict his one sense of revenge against his late dad, and in whom Joey finds something like parental approval.
January 14, 2021
The pacing is lively enough that the absurdities only fully register once the movie is over.
January 14, 2021
With every pout, Whitehead seems to puff with pride, as if to say "Here I reveal yet another terrible aspect of the American Character."