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Rubberneck Reviews

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March 1, 2013
Alex Karpovsky's performance digs out the character's menacing, damaged and sympathetic qualities in equal measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 28, 2013
A disturbing and deceptively subtle psychological thriller ...
February 28, 2013
A creepy number, half suspense drama and half brooding character study, with a strong dash of local flavor and a low-budget feel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 25, 2013
Karpovsky's pic seldom surprises, its strengths lying in a leisurely journey toward a clearly predestined denouement.
February 21, 2013
Immediately put me in mind of the classic slow burn of vintage thrillers like Fritz Lang's "M" and Michael Powell's "Peeping Tom"...
February 20, 2013
It's like a homicide thriller directed by Todd Solondz.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 19, 2013
Unsettling [and] tough-minded ...
February 19, 2013
Boston-area actor-writer-director Alex Karpovsky creates an original story of obsession, delusion and murder that is fresh and well made.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 19, 2013
Although it's initially jarring to see Karpovsky tackle overly serious material both behind and in front of the camera, "Rubberneck" has more in common with the growing Karpovsky oeuvre than it may appear -- and even inadvertently critiques it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 18, 2013
With Hitchcockian self-assurance, Karpovsky is able to inject an element of surprise and uncertainty even into the film's final moments.
February 15, 2013
...this is impressive filmmaking, especially from a filmmaker who also delivers a complex, sympathetic performance despite his character's unsettling characteristics.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 27, 2012
Tale of romantic obsession trades nail-biting suspense for credible realism.
April 25, 2012
It's a tight, well-made character study, though its surrender to convention in the closing passages is a real letdown.
February 22, 2013
One can only watch so many shots of the daily goings-on in a research facility without tuning out a bit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 22, 2013
"Rubberneck" charts Paul's mental deterioration, the tension stretched well beyond his breaking point and my patience.
Full Review | Original Score: **
February 21, 2013
It's dragged down by non-scene after non-scene, and filmmaking choices that don't earn their keep.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 21, 2013
Both the mystery and the character piece wind up feeling incomplete.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
February 21, 2013
The film works better as an uncomfortable character drama than as a murky family mystery, which Karpovsky deepens with some psychobabble. Still, a nicely sinister and shuddersome effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 21, 2013
Rubberneck feels more like an attempt to pull off a psychological thriller than a credible example of same, as if it were a sample reel for some future project.
Read More | Original Score: C
February 20, 2013
You can see genuine talent poking through the festival-circuit tedium; hopefully Karpovsky's better instincts will win out next time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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