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Small Town Murder Songs Reviews

July 7, 2011
"Small Town Murder Songs" moves so deliberately, with such confident authority, that every small event takes on cumulative significance...
June 30, 2011
Beneath a deceptive calm, it uncovers a core of fear and loathing as ominous as the backwoods world of "Winter's Bone."
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 30, 2011
The soundtrack ... goes miles toward making what would be an unmanageably dour experience into an acute emotional resonance; the songs are freed to say more than the characters onscreen.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 29, 2011
A redemption parable that occasionally finds balladlike lyricism in its biblical solemnity and oddball Lynchian rhythms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 28, 2011
Boldly succinct yet confident enough to take its time.
February 18, 2011
STMS succeeds as an Ontario Gothic mood piece, a story of alternately repressed and exploding passion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 17, 2011
Rarely does cinema sight and sound mesh as boldly as this, and it's all to the good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 8, 2011
An effective ensemble backed by a bracingly haunting soundtrack strike a compelling chord in this rural Canadian crime drama.
September 22, 2010
With his second feature, GassDonnelly achieves that longed-for thing, a whole greater than the parts, one in which each disparate element complements the other.