Resolution (2013)

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In an abandoned cabin on the edge of an Indian reservation, Mike (Peter Cilella) stages a risky intervention to force his friend Chris (Vinny Curran) off meth and into rehab. But what begins as an attempt to save his friend's life takes an unexpected turn when ominous threats start appearing around the house - and they realize that Chris's addictions are the least of their worries. RESOLUTION is genre-bending horror at its most bone-chilling. (c) Tribeca film
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Emily Montague
as Jennifer
Zahn McClarnon
as Charles
Josh Higgins
as Ted Tellensworth
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Critic Reviews for Resolution

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

A strangely tense and humorous meta-narrative about two friends experiencing weird goings-on at a remote cabin.

Full Review… | January 24, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A smart and chilling indie horror from co-directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead ...

Full Review… | January 24, 2013
NPR
Top Critic

Resolution makes its own creative crisis the star, trying to make something original out of elements so hackneyed, the filmmakers can't bear to reproduce them.

Full Review… | January 23, 2013
AV Club
Top Critic

Ambiguity enlivens the smart, knotty Resolution, which routinely nods to its own artificiality while positing storytelling as a constantly evolving beast apt to save your life one moment and consume you the next.

Full Review… | January 22, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

"Resolution" is a notch above your average low-budget horror flick. It has the usual gore and scares and head-scratching events. But, the story is what locked me in.

Full Review… | October 30, 2013
Movie Chambers

Resolution is high-concept, genre-bending, independent cinema done more than right, showcasing why more people need to start paying attention to Video On Demand releases in a world of fluffy, over-bloated mainstream stinkers.

Full Review… | October 23, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Resolution

½

Slightly above average thriller, with a twist. Most will (I'll be honest here) not get it. It is an odd film, but the weird quirkiness is a fresh feeling for genre fans.

Ash James
Ash James

Even if the plot drags in the first two acts, eliminating the tension and making the mystery feel bland and not engaging, this is an interesting effort that finds a curious balance between humor and horror, with a smart meta-twist in the third act that justifies all that came before.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

I thought this film had a clever little concept, with some solid execution and intelligent dialogue. I think parts of it, especially the climax, really remind of Cabin in the Wood's Ancient Ones representing us, the audience, and the fact that we demand "sacrifice" from our horror movies. The movie recalls that concept, as well as the fact that the concept of narratives and how stories end are a big important part of this film. So in a way, the movie is probably, at times, too clever for its own good but I do think it was a unique approach to telling the story. Not a lot of people have the balls to subvert typical horror, or film, tropes in general and it's nice to see a movie that tries to go about its own path. I do think the film almost HAD to be funny considering the way the concept played out. It was a good concept, but it didn't really have much in the way of horror or really built up tension. Yes, there are strange goings-on in this place, but I never really felt any dread that something shitty was about to happen. Thankfully, the clever dialogue sort of picks up the slack and Vinny Curran, who plays Chris, is definitely entertaining. Peter Cilella was fine, but unimpressive and sometimes his delivery left a lot to be desired. But I did like the chemistry between the two, so that helps. In all, this is a solid movie, one that certainly isn't perfect but it is ambitious on top of having a good script and some good performances. This isn't something you really need to go out of your way to see, like Cabin in the Woods, but it does entertain for its relatively short running length.

Jesse Ortega
Jesse Ortega

Super Reviewer

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