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Based on 19 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Black Rock is as dingy and dirty as the genre thrillers it appears to want to one-up. All it does, though, is bring everyone down. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Working from a ruthlessly efficient script by husband Mark Duplass, Aselton effortlessly sets up the women’s reunion scenario before effectively flipping the action from drama to thriller. show more

  • 30

    The screenplay is far too obsessed with the setup, and not at all concerned with making the villains even the least bit believable or scary. show more

  • 75
    Sara Stewart New York Post

    This indie, female-centric riff on “Deliverance” is spare, smartly written and shot through with moments of twig-snapping tension. show more

  • 75
    Slant Magazine

    Layered conflicts mount as this lean film treks on, and they're not limited to gender politics. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    It's quite thin, but at least Black Rock plays its "kills" for more than stupid gamer's diversions. show more

  • 50
    Tom Russo Boston Globe

    It’s all a fair attempt, but Aselton isn’t going to make anyone forget Kathryn Bigelow. show more

  • 25
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    Despite the sight of so much cheesecake romping naked through the woods like the girls have never heard of poison ivy, it’s the usual disreputable grindhouse schlock. show more

  • 25
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    Rock is a poorly written and ineptly directed genre piece that lacks tension, suspense, fear, all those things that make’ a “thriller” thrilling. show more

  • 40
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    The dialogue is particularly bad, which is odd because the Duplass crowd typically excels at natural-sounding dialogue. show more

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