Blackbird (2013)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 10, 2013
DVD Release Date: October 6, 2014
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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.

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Katherine Monk

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.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the film ultimately feels much, much longer than its 103 minutes.

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Michael Posner
Globe and Mail

Credit to Buxton here for extracting conviction from such young actors. The performances aren't wholly redemptive, but they are compelling.

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Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto

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.

Terry Staunton
Radio Times

This well-paced chase thriller stars Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde as sibling crooks on the run from a botched casino heist.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Told with a rare mix of humanity and procedural clarity that recalls, nay, honours the late, great Alan Clarke.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
A worrisome treatment of a teen in today's politically correct times.
Jarrin Rozenblad
I enjoyed this troubled coming off age story, mainly due to the lead actor: Jessup. The film also had great direction. A story in which most people can relate… More
Luke Eberhardt
This incredible debut feature from Canadian Jason Buxton; is tense, unsettling, and unpredictably thought provoking. Purely centered on the the main… More