A Single Shot
A Single Shot (2013)

David M. Rosenthal's backwoods thriller starts with a bang: a single shot, aimed at a lone deer, that hits and kills a young woman. The hunter, John Moon (Sam Rockwell, SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS), watches her die before discovering a box of… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 14, 2014
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It has a bleak sense of atmosphere and a terrific performance by Sam Rockwell, but A Single Shot is undercut by its predictable story and slow pace.

Christy Lemire
RogerEbert.com

An odd mix of beautifully bleak atmosphere and hammily mannered performances, "A Single Shot" is simultaneously understated and overpowering.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

None of these characters, no matter how trashed-up for the down-market occasion, are believable.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

A Single Shot is a confusing, overcomplicated little thriller.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Both predictable and outlandish.

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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

Sam Rockwell is one of Hollywood's most underrated actors and he shows why that's the case again in A Single Shot, a rural, neo-noir thriller that slowly pulls the viewer under its veil of mystery.

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

A fascinating lead character can't overcome the familiarity of this atmospheric low-budget thriller.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

"A Single Shot" is a singular pleasure, and worth seeking out.

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Tomas Hachard
NPR

The back story disappoints less for its convoluted nature than for its failure to create a convincing set of motivations for its characters.

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Robert Levin
amNewYork

The movie's general weariness - nothing happy happens here - transitions from tasteful to overbearing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
One Chance, One Secret, One Mistake. Good FIlm! I love Sam Rockwell. He picks great projects and this no exception. This is not a fast paced feature but I… More
Walter M.
While hunting one day, John Moon(Sam Rockwell) accidentally shoots a young woman instead of the deer he thought he was aiming at. Amongst her belongings, he… More
Edward Boxler
A Single Shot draws influences from No Country for Old Men, A Simple Plan, and Winter's Bone, but is vastly inferior to all three of those films. The cast,… More
Sol C
Sam Rockwell's performance is one of the best reasons to watch this film. He kind of reminded me of Josh Brolin in No Country For Old Men. The film… More
Aaron Neuwirth
A Single Shot is very much a drama, with some thrilling elements. I have already mentioned Fargo, but A Simple Plan would be a good comparison as far as the… More
Jeffrey Meyers
Inexplicable money, an accidental shooting, ruthless nefarious ne'er do wells looking to regain their ill-gotten gains and a love story to boot, A Single… More