Rubberneck Reviews

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.
February 25, 2013
Karpovsky's pic seldom surprises, its strengths lying in a leisurely journey toward a clearly predestined denouement.
February 22, 2013
One can only watch so many shots of the daily goings-on in a research facility without tuning out a bit.
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 21, 2013
It's dragged down by non-scene after non-scene, and filmmaking choices that don't earn their keep.
February 21, 2013
Both the mystery and the character piece wind up feeling incomplete.
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.
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.
February 20, 2013
It's like a homicide thriller directed by Todd Solondz.
February 20, 2013
You can see genuine talent poking through the festival-circuit tedium; hopefully Karpovsky's better instincts will win out next time.
February 19, 2013
Unsettling [and] tough-minded ...
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.
April 27, 2012
Tale of romantic obsession trades nail-biting suspense for credible realism.