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BLACKBIRD is a film about a troubled teen who is falsely accused of planning a Columbine shooting scenario. It all begins when an unlikely bond forms between SEAN RANDALL (Connor Jessup) and a preppy teenage girl named DEANNA ROY (Alexia Fast). Deanna's boyfriend is deeply threatened by Sean and Deanna's friendship, resulting in a violent confrontation. Seeking to protect himself, Sean issues a death threat online, and is swiftly arrested. When the police raid Sean's home, they find rifles, shotguns, knives and ammunition - all property of Sean's father RICKY (Michael Buie), an… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The clock starts to drag, and some energy is lost. But the movie displays a lot of promise both in front of and behind the lens."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"This debut feature from Nova Scotia filmmaker Jason Buxton offers a series of subtle revelations that challenge expectation without a hint of soapbox grandstanding or raging primal screams."
‑ Katherine Monk,
"...the film ultimately feels much, much longer than its 103 minutes."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Credit to Buxton here for extracting conviction from such young actors. The performances aren't wholly redemptive, but they are compelling."
‑ Michael Posner, Globe and Mail
"Though I appreciate Buxton's rookie attempt to present an alternative look at teen rage, I can't help seeing that this overreaching film goes nowhere with only clichés to guide it."
‑ Radheyan Simonpillai, NOW Toronto
"This well-paced chase thriller stars Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde as sibling crooks on the run from a botched casino heist."
‑ Terry Staunton, Radio Times
"Told with a rare mix of humanity and procedural clarity that recalls, nay, honours the late, great Alan Clarke."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
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