Sunset Edge Reviews

December 3, 2015
This resolutely lo-fi and hauntingly lovely movie . . . ventures instead into the hypnagogic minimalist territory of other beautiful head-scratchers like Last Year at Marienbad or Picnic at Hanging Rock.
August 1, 2015
The movie is being pushed by its makers as "Hitchcockian," but that's hardly the case. If anything, the film's natural look, isolated setting and supernaturally tinged tale bring to mind The Blair Witch Project far more than any Hitchcock endeavor.
July 30, 2015
The first fiction feature by writer-director Daniel Peddle casts a slow, somber spell.
July 8, 2015
A bounty of bucolic rural imagery, skateboard meanderings and bristles of crunchy sound design heighten its shambling assemblage of familiar teen coming-of-age details, lightly suggestive horror imagery and intermittent visual lyricism.
May 29, 2015
Sunset Edge has a visually poetic quality that goes a long way towards compensating for its opaquely nonlinear, barely there narrative.
May 29, 2015
"Sunset Edge" is meditative and introspective DIY filmmaking at its finest.
May 29, 2015
An unusual, ambitious failure, mostly because the film's hyper-naturalistic style is meant to evoke a supernatural mood.
May 29, 2015
Full of striking images but badly overestimates the entertainment value of abandoned trailer parks for the average moviegoer.
May 29, 2015
An intriguing, if somewhat lo-fi, indie thriller.
May 28, 2015
An enigmatic, slow-burn with striking visuals, but often confusing and frustrating while suffering from style over substance.
May 28, 2015
A densely atmospheric portrait of disaffected youth by artist-filmmaker Daniel Peddle that flouts preconceived notions at every unconventional turn.
May 28, 2015
As uninterested in examining its chosen milieu as it is in fashioning anything approaching an engaging narrative.
May 28, 2015
Like the sort of sleepy slasher film it vaguely resembles, Sunset Edge [...] is ultimately all about the sins of the fathers being visited on the next generation.
May 27, 2015
The one thing that's lacking? A payoff. [But] director Daniel Peddle gets great performances from his non-professional cast and expertly builds a taut and disturbing atmosphere.
May 27, 2015
Writer-director Daniel Peddle's anthropological concerns never really wed themselves to a sturdy narrative bedrock.
May 26, 2015
It's ultimately less a Hitchcockian and more a Malickian mash-up, which is a genre that should totally exist.