Uncertain (2017)


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Winner of Tribeca Film Festival's Albert Maysles Documentary Director Award, UNCERTAIN is a visually stunning and disarmingly funny portrait of the literal and figurative troubled waters of Uncertain, Texas. In a 94-resident town so tucked away "you've got to be lost to find it", three Uncertain men make their own bids for survival looking to find a more certain future. An ex-convict obsessed with Mr. Ed, a gigantic boar he hunts in order to stay on the straight and narrow. A young idealist with big plans but few prospects looking for a bigger life. And an aging fisherman learning to let go of his youthful ways, and making peace with a fateful moment thirty years ago. All the while Uncertain's vast, swampy lake is being choked by an aquatic weed, upsetting the natural balance and the town's only source of livelihood. From award-winning director's Ewan McNicol and Anna Sandilands, UNCERTAIN is an outstanding feature debut capturing a vivid cast of characters as compelling as any fiction.

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All Critics (21) | Top Critics (7)

The movie's both haunting and honest, confronting what it's like to see the community that sustains you die right in front of your eyes.

Dec 14, 2017 | Full Review…
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The most interesting of them by far is Wayne... the filmmakers follow him on numerous midnight expeditions to take down a giant beast called Mister Ed, but the real night terror turns out to be Wayne's remorse for the crimes he's committed.

Mar 16, 2017 | Full Review…

With the support of Daniel Hart's almost elegiac score, the filmmakers distill the coarse poetry in their surroundings, giving voice to the suspended dreams of the locals.

Mar 10, 2017 | Full Review…
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A fantastic piece of observational filmmaking about a small town on the edge of Texas and three of the men who live there.

Mar 9, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A very fine film.

Mar 8, 2017 | Full Review…

Uncertain is a film content to be small, one that knows that every atom is a universe.

Mar 8, 2017 | Full Review…

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