Runoff Reviews

August 7, 2015
Promising work that's worth checking out.
July 23, 2015
The low energy pace and performances strive for naturalism but just don't achieve compelling tension or suspense.
June 26, 2015
This isn't a perfect movie... But I can say without hesitation that if you want to be able to say you were there when a great American filmmaker's career kicked off, you need to see Runoff.
June 25, 2015
The 90-minute movie is a tightly compressed exploration of forces that make it next to impossible to operate a small business when a voracious corporation moves in for the kill.
June 25, 2015
Even when Levin's symbolism is a little on the nose, these elements are balanced with enough small details and moments that they blend in to the larger texture of the characters' lives.
June 23, 2015
The movie achieves an understated resonance through Levin's emotionally sensitive compositions and her clued-in portrayal of life in a middle-American farming community.
June 21, 2015
This emotionally affecting film never loses sight of the ethical complexity of forsaking a community in the name of an individual.
June 10, 2015
Levin, who also co-edited, gets naturalistic performances from all her actors, and tells her tale with a narrative economy that, despite the leisurely pace, never lingers too long in a scene.
June 10, 2015
Runoff may never quite cohere as the broadness of some of the writing but as a demonstration of real talent -- and real passion -- it's a strong and superbly-shot debut for director-writer Levin.
June 10, 2015
[Levin] has an instinctive affinity for the Kentucky countryside setting and distinct empathy for the travails facing farming communities. Aside from a few scattered scenes however, the threats faced in Runoff feel generic.