Rust Creek Reviews

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January 11, 2019
But for all its female tenacity and curious potential pairing, Rust Creek proves far too formulaic to generate tension.
January 2, 2019
Solid set up and good action beats are wasted in a thriller that dawdles to the point it rusts right before our eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 4, 2019
I found myself more invested in the ins and outs of the drug trade in Kentucky than the plight of the woman who got stuck in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 3, 2019
Corfield is fine in a role that gives her little opportunity to do more than run and fight, but a woman this empowered removes the question mark from her survival - and the tension from the movie.
January 17, 2019
Watching Rust Creek, a realization dawns at how rare and refreshing it is to see a capable, strong everywoman portrayed in an escape thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 2, 2019
Tense, relatable, and cut from a familiar narrative cloth, Rust Creek manages to overcome a few character and pacing issues to emerge as a quality thriller
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 4, 2019
Rust Creek just wants to tell a lean, mean, and razor sharp story, which they do, without question.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 11, 2019
But Rust Creek cuts deeper when it requires that we-and the heroine, for that matter-rethink the hillbilly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
January 14, 2019
Rust Creek lays out a web of corruption in its multi-faceted approach to the survival thriller, diminishing genre conventions with its raw style.
January 10, 2019
Fighting off a bunch of backwoods yokels is nothing new to horror movies, but somehow Rust Creek makes this old tale feel fresh and tense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 3, 2019
The Kentucky-set Rust Creek is able to catch our attention from the very get-go as this indie starts off the new year in thrilling fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 2, 2019
Rust Creek is an excellent example for future filmmakers to show that good quality action-thrillers are not reserved for the big studios.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 3, 2019
...what looks on the surface to be a film we've seen a thousand times, turns out to be a multi-layered, multifaceted convolution of curve balls and metaphor.
January 18, 2019
Under McGowan's restrained direction, "Rust Creek" is an impressive example of good storytelling overriding budget and star power.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 8, 2019
Rust Creek, in addition to its success as a thriller, also has a strong emotional core in its consistent admonishment of amorality and apathy, a deceptively layered thriller that touches upon the inherent horror in being a woman.
January 2, 2019
These characters are sufficiently complex and intertwined to remain interesting, but how they interact can be uninspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 6, 2019
Screenwriter Julie Lipson's well-written, naturalistic dialogue helps pass the time, as does Michelle Lawler's lovely scenic cinematography.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 7, 2019
Rust Creek begins like a cautionary tale that might be whispered in hushed tones at the fraught end of a long girls night.
January 7, 2019
Although there are times when the story meanders, two aspects remain strong throughout: the committed performance by lead actress Hermione Corfield and the vivid images captured by the lens of cinematographer Michelle Lawler.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 2, 2019
See, you can make a feminist movie without the lectures. Rust Creek proves it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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