Mean Creek Reviews

January 29, 2019
For all its contrivances and hesitations, Mean Creek showcases a real, promising talent-even if he might be better off writing about characters his own age.
August 23, 2017
Mean Creek is a strong premise gone horribly awry.
December 26, 2010
This movie about teens is for adults only.
April 29, 2009
A very effective tale of morals, conscience, and peer pressure.
August 7, 2008
August 14, 2007
April 1, 2006
December 6, 2005
September 16, 2005
The film gives us an adult's idea of what kids are like, avoiding the complications and inconsistencies of actual adolescence.
August 30, 2005
First time writer/ director Estes brings sensitivity and insight to this tale of teens pushed to extremes and forced to confront their sense of responsibility and morality
August 30, 2005
example of everything that is good in American independent cinema
August 25, 2005
Follows a fluid narrative that never feels contrived, and leaves the audience with genuine sympathy for every single child involved.
May 14, 2005
April 29, 2005
April 9, 2005
April 1, 2005
A mature, significant contribution to the unfornately growing trend of films that address teen violence (unfortunate in that we need the trend at all).
February 7, 2005
A wonderful, if dreary, teen drama.
January 30, 2005
I've actually known my fair share of troubled kids, and this film is as accurate a depiction of them as I've ever seen.
January 27, 2005
...a movie about moral choices, about learning what it is to be decent in the world.
January 15, 2005
We're forced to stare both the perpetrators and the victims full in the face, to see what made them the fools they are and what will come of the foolishness they commit.