Two Step Reviews

May 10, 2019
The concise characterization and slow boil build make Two Step a worthy addition to the Texas thriller sub-genre.
February 21, 2016
It's a tiny tale, this story of lost souls and escalating circumstances, but it's a tale well-told and beautifully shot.
August 30, 2015
Instead of the gore aspect, Johnson focuses on the relationships between the characters. It packs punches with a slow burn instead of constant action, making it more tantalizing.
August 6, 2015
The Austin-set thriller "Two Step" approaches tension a lot like the region's barbecue, with enough methodical, indirect heat to make for plenty of flavor when it's time to bite.
July 31, 2015
Alex R. Johnson's Texas-set neo-noir... begins slowly and surely before ratcheting up the tension to terrific effect.
July 30, 2015
A nasty, flawlessly acted little gem that goes deep inside its characters' psyches.
July 30, 2015
Hébert's terrifyingly electric performance keeps the heat turned up enough to make the bloody climax feel like relief.
July 30, 2015
Sharply written, unusually well-acted and well worth a look that it will be lucky to get.
Top Critic
July 29, 2015
There's a lot to admire in the slow-burning build of Texas ambiance and dialogue.
July 29, 2015
A slow-burn thriller with rich Texas flavor, Two Step reps a promising feature debut for writer-director Alex R. Johnson.
July 29, 2015
Two Step is definitely a slow burn, but it announces its intentions early and settles into a definitive mood and tempo, and when the sudden bursts of violence do arrive (and they do), they are accompanied by an unexpected power.
July 29, 2015
One of the things I really admire about Two Step is that it isn't afraid to blaze its own trail. Though the film's set up as a simple home invasion thriller, there's a lot more going on.
July 28, 2015
A noir character study where loss, suffering, and self-preservation drive criminal and victim alike.
July 27, 2015
Writer-director Alex R. Johnson's film is the rare thriller that resounds with an authentic ring of chaos.