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Mean Creek Reviews

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March 5, 2017
My 'low key' favorite film of all time. low budget, powerful, concise, amazing soundtrack and characters. The perfect indie movie.
½ February 13, 2017
a movie about how school bullies are afflicted by their own suffering, and that' s why they are what they are.
January 26, 2017
~ Looks like a made with friends over a wknd for video - but in fact was filmed with Panavision equip't and cast by a CSA member. So there was some budget. ~ It's not fun to recommend something so ultimately heavy, but it's well done with ample complexity. The bully problem-issue is shown, in this case, to be less than a straightforward matter, especially in the hands of youth. Usually a bully only understands a bigger bully. And that might've worked here except for ... (No Spoiler!) ~ Likely a festival winner.
½ September 22, 2016
This movie is a watch it now if you have Netflix. Its thrilling, emotional, and has a great story. I really appreciate movies like this.
½ August 30, 2016
Kinda like the anti-Goonies. Not one to watch to cheer you up! Amazing acting from the young cast though.
August 15, 2016
I am a 14 year old and in my english class i had to write a response essay to the movie and when structuring it i realised the amount of violence and sexual references that are made during the movie as well as the bad language that is used and the the amount of drugs and alcohol, though others may think this movie is inappropriate and is not for teens it is a movie that the majority of teens have seen and know and would understand and probably even like, it has a strong moral point and is an emotional movie which makes you think, this is a movie i would recommend for 15 and older even though 13 year olds may understand it and enjoy it it is it something that should be seen so young so i would recommend this for 15 and older
August 11, 2016
Well acted movie about the well known violence and cruelty of youth which have no boundaries.
July 8, 2016
A silent, unnerving and morally complex masterpiece.
July 4, 2016
Great movie but really sad
May 26, 2016
Deliverance with kids! Great movie especially if you want to see Josh from Drake and Josh say the f and c word
May 5, 2016
A visceral and saddening film. The emotions are shown clearly in these young people's eyes. Mean Creek is a hard watch as it holds nothing back from it's viewer, but it's ultimately a beautifully done film that presents a disappointingly accurate depiction of inhumanity
May 1, 2016
A very real film with a great cast, great writing, great acting, and extrememly riveting. Mean Creek is a perfect example of why indie films are so loved. A great coming of age tale that has such realistic ways of showing how youth treat each-other and how everybody talks. Mean Creek is perfection.
February 7, 2016
A dark twisted drama that is almost the antithesis of a coming-of-age film, but damn, does it play off well.
½ January 24, 2016
God! Haunting and complex! I mean, wow!
November 7, 2015
Deliverance meets The Lord of the Flies (with a twist on Stand by Me) in Jacob Aaron Estes' effective drama that sees young Rory Culkin and friends embark on a canoe trip, with the intention of teaching bully Josh Peck a lesson, only for things to go horribly wrong. The influence of John Boorman's imposing thriller is clearly evident but strong performances (Peck particularly) from the youthful cast grant the film a voice and power of its own.
October 29, 2015
A take on teenage angst
½ October 17, 2015
Very good, not great though
October 13, 2015
A movie is good when one of the main character vomits due to his own actions, good and intense movie.
½ October 11, 2015
No coming of age movie is complete without someone climbing out of their bedroom window at night.
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