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The Rambler (2013)

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Upon release from prison, a solitary man known only as "the Rambler" (Dermot Mulroney) embarks on a mysterious journey en route to reconnecting with his long-lost brother. Traversing treacherous back roads, lost highways, and isolated small towns, he unearths a multitude of bizarre and wickedly depraved slices of Americana. (c) Official Site

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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

Misguided exercise in genre fetishism marks a forgettable misfire.

June 19, 2013 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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What all of this means is, frankly, nothing. But it's a handsome nothing, at least until you get sick of the screaming.

June 13, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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Foreboding images abound - crawling lizards, mysterious lights in the sky, a funereal assembly populated by grotesques - along with occasional ambient droning on the soundtrack and moments of mild humor and raw gore. Do the tableaus add up? Not really.

June 7, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
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The kind of movie where more effort seems to have gone into the cast's wardrobe than their dialogue.

June 4, 2013 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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Writer-director Calvin Lee Reeder's randomly splattering take on the back-country-road movie.

February 1, 2013 | Full Review…
Variety
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I can't say I understand Calvin Lee Reeder's intentions concerning The Rambler, but since there's plenty of room for interpretation, I found my own meaning amongst this wacky mess of mummies and red wine.

June 19, 2013 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…
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A nameless man is released from prison and hitchhikes across the West heading for a job at his brother's ranch, meeting a mummy-collecting professor who records people's dreams on VHS tape and other insane weirdos along the way. This is going to be marketed as a horror movie but you should go in looking at it as a black comedy; it's got the twisted humor of your sickest nightmares.

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