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Billy (Josh Henderson) and Sarah (Haley Webb), two deliquent teenage lovers from the suburbs of Los Angeles travel to a small southern town to falsely claim a dead friend's inheritance. The two teens wind up in a nightmare of greed and betrayal when confronted with the twisted and bizarre underworld of Tremo, TX.(c) Vertical Ent

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Polished but unmemorable."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"There are too many twists in Antoni Stutz's uninvolving "Rushlights.""
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"The story is competently told, the direction suits the mood, and the performances are convincing even if the characters aren't very deep."
‑ Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
"With more engaging leads this film might be one that people would want to see a second time--just to get straight all that happened."
‑ Mark R. Leeper, Mark Leeper's Reviews
"Based on a true story, "Rushlights" could have been a very standard, by the book imitation noir film. Instead, Stutz packs it with genuine surprises and emotion."
‑ Michael A. Smith, MediaMikes
"Maybe noir just feels a bit old at this point. No matter what, the movie isn't worth the Texas heat."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"It all dwindles into "Who cares" long before the end of the road."
‑ Kristin Tillotson, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Drifts glumly from one ludicrous narrative development to the next."
‑ Josh Bell, Film Racket
"A genre exercise that shows some promise, but descends from pleasant obfuscation into patent absurdity."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Somehow the story can't quite tally with the rather familiar storyline."
‑ Mark Adams, Screen International
"They say it isn't nice to kick a dog when it's down. But man, there are a lot of dogs in "Rushlights"..."
‑ Barbara VanDenburgh, Arizona Republic
"Whatever pleasure could be derived from the movie's generically twisty plotting is negated by cardboard characterization, indifferent editing rhythms, and a score that sounds like it was pulled from a production music library."
‑ Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club
"Stutz has crafted a decent thriller, actually. A lesser-man's Body Heat"
‑ Elias Savada, Film Threat
"In this film about murder, the last 10 minutes are enough to kill me."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"A lackluster neo-noir thriller set deep in the dark heart of Texas, Rushlights delivers plot twists galore. If only the protagonists, a pair of hard-luck L.A. teens, were interesting enough to make audiences care what becomes of them."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
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