Yellowbrickroad (2011)

In the Fall of 1940, the entire population of Friar, NH abandoned their homes and walked up an ancient trail, never to be seen alive again. Their fates have remained a mystery for over 70 years, until a team of researchers discover the… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 2, 2011
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ethan Gilsdorf
Boston Globe

Despite us tagging along the trail for days, we feel closer to the landscape than to the characters.

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Brian Miller
Village Voice

The film is caught in the fatal demographic desert between the Scream and Baghead crowds -- neither funny nor quirky enough to sustain interest during its long march.

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Scott Weinberg

A well-shot, multi-dimensional, and unexpectedly cerebral little horror story.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

"Yellowbrickroad" is without personality. It's competently made, but the cast and direction are just bland.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Co-writer/directors Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton miss as many opportunities as they develop here, but they maintain the mystery and ratchet up suspense like seasoned pros.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A disturbing and unsettling bit of word to the wise that sometimes the unsolvable should remain unsolved...

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Tom Long
Detroit News

As cheap horror fare goes, YellowBrickRoad emphasizes imagination over gore. This is good, because the gore here is somewhat laughable, while the imagination is just creepy enough to be effective.

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Dennis Harvey

Underwhelming finish explains zilch, but good perfs, atmospherics and use of backwoods locations make Yellowbrickroad an intriguing cipher.

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Victoria Alexander

Clever and packed with smart characters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
Cast:Cassidy Freeman, Laura Heisler, Lee Wilkof, Anessa Ramsey, Clark Freeman, Alex Draper, Tara Giordano, Michael Laurino, Sam Elmore Director:Jesse… More
Jacob Palacio
I liked this one. It just kept me wondering throughout the whole thing. A very good psychological horror flick.
The Movie Waffler
This movie has a great premise; in the thirties the residents of a small town disappeared after wandering on a trail. Now a documentary team discover the… More
Ryan Marshall
3.5/10 Whenever I write a negative review for a low-budget, independently-made horror film, I'm not lacking in encouragement towards the… More
Todd Smith
The only thing disturbing about this movie is that someone actually agreed to make it. I understand that it's an independent film, written, directed, and… More
August Seria
The premise is not that fresh, the pacing is so slow, the deaths are ridiculous and so is the enigmatic ending.