Trigger Man
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Three friends out for a day of hunting discover they're the ones whose lives are in danger in this independent thriller. When a guy announces to his friends that he's getting married, two of his buddies decide to take him out for a final weekend of male bonding, centered upon hunting and camping. The three New Yorkers head to Delaware and find a secluded spot in the woods where they drink beer and occasionally shoot at random animals. However, as they happen upon a beautiful ridge, shots ring out and they discover they're not the only people in the forest. Before long, the guns go… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

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"Explanation, exposition and character development are at or near zero, but an atmosphere of dread is built effectively and West's technique is strong."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"Pic [has a] marvelous sense of time and space, seemingly empty of purpose yet steadily building tension."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"Well-crafted but not very enlightening. The ending will leave you both cold and confused."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"The flick's got just just as much first-half "filler" as it does second-half intensity, so if you're a patient genre fan, I've no problem recommending the movie."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Cinematical
"[A] startling sophomore feature by 26-year-old writer-director (and Larry Fessenden protégé) Ti West."
‑ Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly
"It builds suspense as it unfolds in real time--which is the film's biggest asset."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Once the story goes Deliverance (1972), it's a nail-biter, and the minimalist aesthetic is an asset rather than a liability."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Devised for minimum fuss and maximum tension, Trigger Man is the little thriller that could."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"As ruthless and nerve-jangling as any motion picture from this year or last."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"...follow-up to the killer bat movie The Roost is superior in almost every way, and cheaper, too!"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
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