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Black Rock

Overview


Genre :

Thriller

Release Date :

May 17, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Katie Aselton

Starring :

Katie Aselton, Lake Bell, Kate Bosworth, Jay Paulson, Anslem Richardson, Will Bouvier

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..you'll still be able to follow what's going on, though, because that big ending-which apes the sloppiness of real-life violence-is built upon beats you've seen in hundreds of movies before..”
by Alan Scherstuhl [Village Voice]
1 of 4

“..the stunts, escapes and fights are grim and grisly, but generic. We've seen all this before..”
by Roger Moore [Movie Nation]
3 of 5

“..the male characters here are too thinly developed for this to be a top-notch survival thriller, but Ms. Aselton knows how to get the pulse pounding..”
by Neil Genzlinger [New York Times]
2 of 5

“..it isn't a parody. But it is kind of a mess..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
“..is unable to shock, much less convince..”
by Rob Nelson [Variety]
1 of 5

“.."Black Rock" is as dingy and dirty as the genre thrillers it appears to want to one-up..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]
Reviewed by Justin Lowe [Hollywood Reporter]

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