The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2018)

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The chief pleasure of this small, self-contained film is in its dialogue, which is leaner and less garrulous than in Zahler's films and will be throwback heaven for David Mamet fans.

October 18, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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The Standoff At Sparrow Creek exudes nail-biting tension thanks to Badge Dale's commanding investigative brutishness. Exquisitely tense and heated to a furious boil.

October 18, 2018 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

Dunham's debut is a taut, tight work of pulp fiction that's practically predestined to draw comparisons to Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs.

October 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Dunham's ongoing efforts at establishing a tense atmosphere of escalating paranoia fall hopelessly flat...

September 14, 2018 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Henry Dunham attempts to out-clever the audience at every turn in Sparrow Creek, and in the process distorts his vision so much that you leave the film confused and frustrated.

September 13, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

One might wish for the bolts of this well-oiled machine to pop out once in a while, but Standoff remains a confident, engrossing, and memorable effort.

September 13, 2018 | Full Review…

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