Meskada (2010)


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Meskada follows a small-town detective named Noah Cordin as he struggles to solve the brutal murder of a boy in the peaceful, affluent town of Hilliard. The killers left behind no clues at the crime scene, with the exception of a scrap of paper leading Cordin back to his hometown of Caswell. Here, Cordin and county detective Leslie Spencer consult with Cordin's old friends, all of whom are suffering from the economic troubles that have plunged Caswell into near destitution. As their search fails … More

Rating: R (for language, some violence and a scene of sexuality)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Josh Sternfeld
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 22, 2011
Red Flag Releasing - Official Site


as Noah Cordin

as Leslie Spencer

as Eddie Arlinger

as Shane Loakin

as Nat Collins

as Billy Burns

as Allison Connor

as Terrance Lindy

as Dennis Burrows

as Daniel Hartfield

as Lyla burrows

as Emily Cordin

as Keith Burrows

as Carl Everson

as Zack Cordin

as Jane Hartfield

as D.A. Russ Winston

as Chris Ainslie

as Meth Head

as Jerry Collum

as Sheriff Tom Bowen

as Ronald Harlin

as Officer #1

as Officer #2

as Commissioner #1

as Woman #1

as Anchor Woman

as Field Reporter

as Bar Local

as Kid at Fair #1

as Kid at Fair #2

as Kid at Fair #3
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Critic Reviews for Meskada

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Small in scope but smart in the way it deals with how cosy communities react when something rotten surfaces in their world.

Full Review… | August 24, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Good but perhaps not good enough, "Meskada" can be thought of as solid letter-grade-B work.

Full Review… | December 2, 2010
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Efforts are muddled and the story incomplete, making the feature limp along, in search of something substantial and focused to lean against. While initially moody and raw, the film quickly falls apart.

Full Review… | March 21, 2011

It might be fair to investigate if "Josh Sternfeld" is a programming language, not a director.

Full Review… | December 18, 2010
Slant Magazine

The script needs a map -- or a world atlas, for that matter -- because it has no clue where it's going or how to get there.

Full Review… | December 9, 2010

Completely inauthentic at almost every level.

Full Review… | December 5, 2010
Boxoffice Magazine

Audience Reviews for Meskada

Meskada is another direct-to-video feature I knew nothing about ahead of time. I choose it because the story sounded interesting and I love the cast. In these cases, the film is usually hit or miss, with no in-between. In the case of Meskada, it's definitely a hit! The story follows a local detective, investigating the death of a child, during a home invasion. What makes Meskada different from the rest is that 15 minutes into the film, you know who did it and why, it's not a mystery. Nick Stahl who I usually don't like and Jonathan Tucker who I've always liked are both fantastic in this film. It's roles that neither is really used to playing and both stepped up to the challenge. The story wasn't all that strong, but the acting was, and what I really liked about this film is how it came at a common story in an unconventional way. It's defiantly worth checking out!

Todd Smith

Super Reviewer

An indie cop drama with nice performances by the B-list cast of actors. The pacing is a bit slow, and there isn't much suspense as you see who perpetrated the murder from the beginning. The tension comes in from the lead investigator returning to the "other side of the tracks" where he grew up in order to find the killer. Likable enough.

An slow-moving indie drama that starts off as a typical small-town crime story but quickly becomes more complex. I liked the deliberate pace of the movie, and how the director lets the story unfold without gimmicks or over the top drama. The narrative is uneven at times as it's complex enough for an inexperience director to pull off, but he manages to keep it on track, and while the acting is uneven as well, especially from unknown supporting cast, it doesn't stop it from being an engaging movie.

Gabriel Knight

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