Standoff Reviews

December 30, 2017
Standoff is a wondrous display of two talented actors that need more recognition.
July 20, 2016
It's both cleverly written and directed.
April 3, 2016
The concept might have worked better as a short, where the bookend action sequences would have had more impact and the extended middle stretch wouldn't have included so many silly twists and misguided stabs at moral complexity.
March 26, 2016
Thomas Jane and Laurence Fishburne in a very different sort of faceoff, of post-military conflict damaged souls in this PTSD psychological crime thriller. As one struggles against his inner demons, and the other succumbs to the mental ravages of war.
March 10, 2016
Histrionics aside, Standoff still has a lot to offer, with Thomas Jane giving a grounded performance to clash with Laurence Fishburne's own over the top one.
February 26, 2016
A shoot 'em up with surprises and style to spare.
Top Critic
February 17, 2016
It keeps you tensed and anxious and never sure of how anything will turn out. You get your money's worth.
February 12, 2016
What should be a simple genre piece is overly complicated by the unfocused ambitions of its director.
February 12, 2016
To give credit where it's due, this lukewarm mess of a movie delivers what its title promises.
February 11, 2016
This overly talky, slackly executed game of cat-and-mouse comes off as cheesy rather than chilling.
February 11, 2016
Plays like the faintest copy of a copy of countless superior films.
February 11, 2016
Perhaps the feature isn't dramatically explosive or inventive, but Alleca keeps it lean and captivating, giving "Standoff" an enjoyable energy with healthy bursts of action and antagonism.
February 9, 2016
Tasty trash talk and one-liners, solid cast, dull thriller.
February 9, 2016
Standoff isn't quite inspired, but it coasts on unexpected modesty of professionalism.
February 9, 2016
Big-budget action epics might be the current norm, but there's something to be said for the slow burn. Enter Standoff, which delivers pretty much what its title advertises.
January 11, 2016
The dialogue is brisk, as are the twists and turns.