Rust Creek Reviews

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January 17, 2019
This movie seems to know I love survival stories and I'm terrified of rednecks.
½ January 16, 2019
Excellent leading performance and expert cinematography highlight this film's gripping narrative, which although boilerplate on the surface, is remarkably well-adapted in the details. It is however regrettable that so many of the antagonists are predicated on the trope of backwards, rural Kentuckians.
January 16, 2019
Loved this intense movie. I was drawn in from the very first scene. The acting was extremely good.
January 16, 2019
It was awesome! Edge of your seat thriller, that wasted no time luring you into the story! I thoroughly enjoyed this film!
January 15, 2019
Great storyline! Suspenseful with surprise turns. The survival instinct automatically kicked in as you watched. You pulled her Sawyer even when it didn‚(TM)t look like she would make it.

Great job with canera work, details and characters!
January 15, 2019
I am jaded when it comes to movies with a female protagonist. So utterly tired of the damsel in distress trope, I could scream, and have! I am all for damsels distressing others.

I am also a self-defense advocate internationally and nationally. When the lead, Sawyer, played beautifully by Hermione Corfield, is running around her track at her college, I could feel the peril looming.

So many times peril means that she will just flat out be assaulted and lose right there. But trope-busting Sawyer does fight back and damages her assailants enough to get away!!!

My fondest dream is that people who see this movie enroll their daughters in no-holds-barred forms of self-defense like the IMPACT systems or Krav Maga. Like no kidding, and no shin kicking for Sawyer-like gals but effective and damsel inflicted damage.

If I have one criticism of Rustic Creek it is that hypothermia would have been as deadly as the meth dealers in the subzero temperatures in the Kentucky woods. I was pretty sure that a person would die overnight in that situation, bleeding and with no warm clothing. That took me out of the story a tad.

Director Jen McGowan shines as a director of actors. Lowell, the meth cooker in this tale of tawdry country drug-dealing, (played by Jay Paulson) is complicated and his scenes with Sawyer were completely non-stereotypical and yes, inspiring. That the two could simply listen to one another without one-upping the other, and offering hope instead was touching. I hope McGowan and her next picture uses her talent for quiet and intimate scenes even more.
January 14, 2019
LOVED this thrilling, female driven indie! Hats off to the director for keeping the performances up in what seemed to be very "chilling" circumstances. Hermione Corfield keeps us on the edge of our seats and the supporting cast adds so many layers. Do yourself a favor and check out Rust Creek!
January 14, 2019
A wickedly intense suspense story! Story felt real with dramatic ending
January 13, 2019
Well crafted and entertaining. A trip into the KY backwoods that you would only want to take via the theater. Recommend!
January 12, 2019
Great suspenseful movie! Meth, murder and mayhem with a touch of corruption.
January 12, 2019
Rust Creek is an action packed thriller with an intelligent protagonist who loves life enough to fight for it. This is an indie film that feels like a studio feature. If you like action and suspense, this is for you.
½ January 12, 2019
Authentic, captivating film. Superb acting!
January 10, 2019
A solid survival thriller with some good performances and stunning cinematography. The film is anchored by the performances by Hermione Corfield and Jay Paulson and a twisty script. It's a slow burn, but it's a worthwhile watch. Definitely a gem that should be seen.
January 9, 2019
What an awesome thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat! Loved all of it, and very appreciative of a powerful, well-produced, well-acted movie that didn‚(TM)t cave to the typical norms in today‚(TM)s movie culture of excessive language, gratuitous sex scenes, and politicization.
January 8, 2019
A testament to this film's power, I was rooting for Sawyer in minutes. Can't help falling in love with her, and there's another character or two who pull on the heartstrings. This film is creepy and beautiful at the same time, kept me on the edge of my seat without overdoing it with gore or shock value. The masterful storytelling at the heart of this film keeps you in steady suspense while the acting and directing keep you deep in the Kentucky woods...
January 8, 2019
The acting, writing, and cinematography make this movie very special. It's a unique thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat, truly caring about the plight of the main character. Lipson's writing is thoughtful and her creation of the world of Rust Creek shows multiple layers of depth. The landscape and overhead shots of the wilderness in rural Kentucky make you feel like you are physically in the space, along for the ride of the characters. An engaging movie to give you the chills!
½ January 8, 2019
It could be quite a nice thriller--the acting is good and the premise is bulletproof--if it wasn't for silly plot holes and a bunch of unnecessary cliches which manage to spoil it. It is still watchable just not as enjoyable as it could be.
January 7, 2019
Incredible thriller that portrays immense strength of a young woman. Definitely kept me on my toes and loved when everything came together.
½ January 7, 2019
Loved this thriller! Normally, I'm a basic dude who loves Bourne and Bond and I thought this was going to be a predictable, "goldilocks gets lost" tale, but boy was I wrong. Honestly, the cinematography reminded me of The Revenant, the plot was full of surprises and I was on the edge of my seat! This is a top-tier flick and Hermione Corfield is clearly a star on the rise.
January 7, 2019
Loved this film. Equal parts beautiful and suspenseful. Nuanced characters. You feel like you're right there in the woods with them the whole time. I watched parts of it with my hands covering my face because it was so tense, in the best way.
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