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Road to the Well (2016)

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After dropping out of his doctoral Philosophy program, the unconventional Frank (Laurence Fuller) begins to fall into a mundane lifestyle, made complete with a menial office job. After catching his girlfriend with his boss, his old best friend, Jack (Micha Parker), arrives in town and hastily arranges a rendezvous with a strange and beautiful lady of the night for his down-in-the-dumps pal. However, during the steamy encounter, they're viciously attacked, leaving the prostitute dead and Frank unconscious. After discovering his predicament, Jack convinces a drunk, panicked Frank to head up North, take a new job and, most importantly, bury the body. Thus, the duo embarks on a strange, dark and cerebral journey into the California Sierras, full of old friends, lost loves, eccentric in-laws, backwoods pimps, and a suspicious ex-Military Chaplain (Marshall R. Teague), all while seeking to discover who's responsible for the murder.

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Critic Reviews for Road to the Well

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Though a little meandering, Road to the Well has flavorful dialogue, and a sense of scope that's rare for a movie about betrayal and murder.

February 7, 2017 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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Has a good professional look.

March 17, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Moody millennial noir channeling a dispossessed generation kicking in, emotionally favors a lockdown, been there done that gloomy, fractured despair. Though this twisted ride to nowhere and back, serves up intriguing and impressive detours along the way.

March 9, 2017 | Full Review…
WBAI Radio

Treading a fine line between farce and analytical drama, director Jon Cvack steers the film past many potential pitfalls, producing something that, whilst not always successful, is certainly distinctive.

March 3, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
Eye for Film

There's no spark to Road To The Well's dialogue, little sense of threat to propel the narrative forward, and the dark humour isn't ever particularly funny.

February 21, 2017 | Full Review…
Film Inquiry

Debut Writer/director Jon Cvack's mystery thriller "Road to the Well" has too many potholes and missing road signs but it crosses the finish line as a good natured scary movie.

February 11, 2017 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…
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