Littlerock Reviews

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September 14, 2020
There is so much more going on in Littlerock than appears on the surface.
November 27, 2017
Littlerock isn't a film weighed down by symbolism, and to misconstrue it as such would divert us from its small, idiosyncratic pleasures.
January 12, 2012
Ott has explored his theme - how each person's destiny is propelled by the past but left dangling, isolated in a seemingly formless present - with great subtlety.
November 11, 2011
A neatly plotted, observational film about being on the outside looking in, and on the inside looking out.
October 25, 2011
A restrained but visually arresting film about the various ways in which we reach out to one another, often to no avail.
October 6, 2011
[Ott's] distilled the town until it floats somewhere between a hangover and a dream.
September 10, 2011
Expectations are subverted, assumptions exploded, and the meaningless nature of words is replaced by the importance of conversation
September 8, 2011
This evocative, deceptively rich slice of life has its own voice, and it never fails to be enjoyable for several reasons.
September 8, 2011
"Littlerock" tells a confident story that knows precisely where it's going.
September 1, 2011
An ethereal and ephemeral musing on the art and artifice of communication.
August 13, 2011
A mildly engaging, slight and somewhat breezy slice-of-life drama that's instantly forgettable.
August 11, 2011
It's significantly smaller and more casual than "Mystery Train" or "Lost in Translation," movies its premise calls to mind, but in some ways it's more layered and complex.
August 10, 2011
There's a melancholy to this indie's cross-cultural explorations and communication breakdowns that compensates for the broader swipes.
August 9, 2011
Atsuko the character doesn't speak English; Atsuko the actress, speaking mostly un-subtitled Japanese when she speaks at all, gives a performance that's a marvel of nonverbal reaction.
August 7, 2011
Director Mike Ott's second narrative feature cannily plays its intentions close to the vest.
August 4, 2011
A character-driven cross-cultural drama about the adolescent quest for new experiences and the realization of the mysteries that lie behind relationships and reality.
April 28, 2011
Ott captures with subtlety, wit, and irony the points of view of both the Japanese visitors and the local yokels, sometimes by something as simple as the choice of whether or not to use subtitles.
April 8, 2011
Littlerock wins your involvement by its meandering off-handedness and refusal to play up its strangers-in-a-strange-land conceit.
April 8, 2011
A nicely pitched filmic playlet on how others see us, Littlerock puts Middle America under a microscope and breathes life into the mundane.
April 6, 2011
Ott's knack for telling observations and beguiling ambiguities make him a director to watch.
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