Black Rock
Black Rock (2013)

Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls' weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival. (c) LD

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 29, 2013
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Critic Score
48%
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User Score
24%



Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It springs from smarter ideas than your average chase thriller, but ultimately, Black Rock falls back on disappointingly familiar ingredients.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

'Black Rock' is never dull, but it's hardly the attention-grabbing calling card its creator presumably intended.

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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap

It seemed that Black Rock might take its very basic premise and use it as a platform to explore larger ideas. But even on its own terms as just a lean-and-mean genre exercise, this one's not all that interesting.

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Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered

Black Rock is a simplistic, predictable thriller that fails to become engaging thanks to idiotic characters and a by the numbers approach that has the audience two steps ahead of them.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

The writing tanks while the actors try to stay above water, but nobody leaves a trace on the radar.

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Amy Nicholson
Los Angeles Times

Aselton, you sure have a purty mouth, but what are you trying to say?

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Matt Glasby
Total Film

This isn't quite the distaff Deliverance promised, but it's a credible indie thriller with characters worth caring about.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

This is a lean and mean variation on a familiar theme, tense throughout, with some terrific performances.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

This indie, female-centric riff on "Deliverance" is spare, smartly written and shot through with moments of twig-snapping tension.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

We've seen Duplass write scripts that break cinema conventions like this, but who knew that his actress wife Aselton would turn out to be an equally innovative director?

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More reviews for Black Rock

Flixster Audience Score: 24% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
Not every island is a paradise. Good short movie! Black Rock will be slammed by those who deem its survivalist story and "less-is-more" film making… More
Dann Michalski
The indie horror film Black Rock delivers some intense scares, but is a little light on character and story. When three childhood friends reunion for a… More
Liam Gadd
At one point in this movie, a character says ''This doesn't feel right.'' I agree.
The Movie Waffler
The well-meaning Sarah (Bosworth) dupes her childhood friends Abby (Aselton) and Lou (Bell) into joining her on a weekend trip to a remote island, despite the… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Sarah: It's gonna be so good guys. Just the three of us. Black Rock is an incredibly simplistic thriller, which finds three women fighting for their… More
Todd Smith
Black Rock is one of those rare films that was written by, directed by, and starring the same person. Back in the early days of film, this was common, but today… More