Small Town Murder Songs Poster

Release Date: May 27th, 2011

DVD Release Date: July 19th, 2011

R|1 hr 16 min

Plot Summary
An ex-lover and her suspicious boyfriend complicate a troubled cop's (Peter Stormare) investigation of his small town's first murder in decades.

Cast: Peter Stormare, Martha Plimpton, Jill Hennessy, Jackie Burroughs, Ari Cohen, Stephen Eric McIntyre, Stuart Hughes, Trent McMullen

Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly

Genres: Crime drama, Thriller

Distributors: Monterey Media

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Stylistic debts abound: the Coen brothers, Roger Deakins, the bleak, gothic landscapes of Terrence Malick's "Badlands" and Richard Brooks's "In Cold Blood." Through it all, though, is the original and memorable spectacle of violence expressed and repressed by the desperate hero. show more

  • There's still much to admire about this carefully drawn but concise character sketch, especially the strong performances and a unique, affectingly ominous score by folk-rock-gospel outfit Bruce Peninsula. show more

  • Gass-Donnelly is good at capturing stalled rural lives, from church hymn-sings populated by the elderly, their voices fragile as April snow, to dead-end afternoons at corner cafés, where bored patrons stretch lunch hours with coffee and gossip. show more

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