Rust Creek Reviews

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September 14, 2019
Has way more story than it needs.
July 16, 2019
The story only manages to build to an obvious foregone conclusion, making Rust Creek a vapid, well-worn genre exercise that never really manages to get off the ground.
April 17, 2019
The narrative is not that bad if it's the usual genre thrills you are after.
April 1, 2019
A thriller that keeps its tension high and sharp for most of the film, while allowing the story and characters some room to breathe and explore various power dynamics.
April 1, 2019
There's a touch of film noir within the story which lends itself more to the likes of classic Coen Brothers offerings...
April 1, 2019
Rust Creek doesn't redefine outsider thrillers hinged on close-knit - and corrupt - communities, but it does exemplify why gender representation behind camera lenses becomes so essential.
April 1, 2019
The workings of small-town sheriff's departments and the potential for mistakes, either through incompetence or malpractice, is shown here terrifyingly.
April 1, 2019
Director McGowan has definitely herewith put herself on the map.
April 1, 2019
A strong thriller I had a good time with, despite some disorienting twists and turns. Crime thriller fans like yours truly will love the engaging plot twists and the incredibly tense climax.
April 1, 2019
By taking the time to breath life into these characters, Rust Creek makes a unique and worthwhile entry in the genre that puts a premium on heart and humanity over horror.
March 1, 2019
The movie begins to shape into a nail-biter...
February 4, 2019
What a great example of the power of independent cinema.
January 26, 2019
It doesn't generate the energy and originality a survival thriller needs to, well, survive.
January 23, 2019
McGowan paces Rust Creek with unease worth savoring, directing with feral confidence.
January 22, 2019
Many exploitive movies feature female victims who turn the table on their attackers. These often feel more like male fantasies than tales of true female empowerment. 'Rust Creek' is different.
January 18, 2019
Under McGowan's restrained direction, "Rust Creek" is an impressive example of good storytelling overriding budget and star power.
January 18, 2019
Watching Rust Creek, a realization dawns at how rare and refreshing it is to see a capable, strong everywoman portrayed in an escape thriller.
January 14, 2019
Rust Creek lays out a web of corruption in its multi-faceted approach to the survival thriller, diminishing genre conventions with its raw style.
January 12, 2019
A modest but involving rural-captivity tale.
January 11, 2019
But for all its female tenacity and curious potential pairing, Rust Creek proves far too formulaic to generate tension.
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