Cut Bank
Cut Bank (2015)

Dwayne McLaren (Liam Hemsworth) dreams about escaping small town life in Cut Bank, Montana, "the coldest spot in the nation," with his vivacious girlfriend Cassandra (Teresa Palmer). When Dwayne witnesses an awful crime, he tries… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 3, 2015
DVD Release Date: May 26, 2015
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Cut Bank contains typically outstanding work from its solid veteran cast, but it's lost in a dull morass of predictably derivative crime thriller clichés.

Geoff Pevere
Globe and Mail

Quite apart from the equally apparent lack of the Coens's extraordinary visual acuity, Cut Bank comes up short because it simply presumes that guilt and evil already live in town, just waiting for us to arrive and see the show.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

Like many of its brethren, the movie seems to love itself while hating its characters.

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Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly

Were Cut Bank not a movie but a pilot, with room and inclination to grow, maybe it could seem like more than just a hasty mash-up.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Deficient in charisma, Hemsworth lacks both the grit and grin that his complicated role demands.

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Brian Tallerico

While there's some undeniably inherent joy in just seeing some of these great actors play off each other, the sum here is a shockingly dull affair, almost made more disappointing by the talent it wastes.

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Molly Laich
Missoula Independent

Cut Bank is a pretty terrible film that I've developed a misplaced affection for anyway.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

In this sort of film, plenty of characters hope to get out of their small-time town, while viewers hope to get out of the theater.

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

Shakman is clearly going for a dark and bloody Fargo-style crime thriller, but the biggest crime in the film is just how derivative it all feels.

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Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

Cut Bank is ersatz in almost every way, a parade of dumb people doing foolish things while other, dumber people plod along behind them slowly putting things together.

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