Black Rock
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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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

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"'Black Rock' is never dull, but it's hardly the attention-grabbing calling card its creator presumably intended."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"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."
‑ Alonso Duralde, The Wrap
"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."
‑ Jeff Beck, We Got This Covered
"Aselton does demonstrate an assured touch in the early character-based scenes, but she lacks the same control when it comes to handling the action."
‑ David Aldridge, Radio Times
"First-time filmmaker Aselton creates one of the most assured thrillers in recent memory, throwing finely developed characters into a very nasty situation that makes us squirm in our seats."
‑ Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com
"The writing tanks while the actors try to stay above water, but nobody leaves a trace on the radar."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Aselton, you sure have a purty mouth, but what are you trying to say?"
‑ Amy Nicholson, Los Angeles Times
"This isn't quite the distaff Deliverance promised, but it's a credible indie thriller with characters worth caring about."
‑ Matt Glasby, Total Film
"[An] earthy, woodsy throwback thriller ..."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"Poorly acted and unintentionally funny this is definitely a bad day at black rock."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"This is a lean and mean variation on a familiar theme, tense throughout, with some terrific performances."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"This indie, female-centric riff on "Deliverance" is spare, smartly written and shot through with moments of twig-snapping tension."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"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?"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Katie Aselton's survival thriller sets its themes of time's passage, unresolved history and reluctant coming of age within a gripping island-set genre frame. It's like Lord Of The Flies for arrested adults."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"Slender, but committed: even Kate Bosworth, as the girls' team leader, forswears her usual lipgloss."
‑ Mike McCahill, Guardian [UK]
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