• The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2019)

The Standoff at Sparrow Creek

Release Date: January 18th, 2019

DVD Release Date: March 5th, 2019

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

After a mass shooting at a police funeral, reclusive ex-cop Gannon finds himself unwittingly forced out of retirement when he realizes that the killer belongs to the same militia he joined after quitting the force. Understanding that the shooting could set off a chain reaction of copycat violence across the country, Gannon quarantines his fellow militiamen in the remote lumber mill they call their headquarters. There, he sets about a series of interrogations, intent on ferreting out the killer.

Cast: James Badge Dale, Patrick Fischler, Brian Geraghty, Chris Mulkey, Happy Anderson, Robert Aramayo, Gene Jones, Cotter Smith

Director: Henry Dunham

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: XYZ Films, Look to the Sky Films, Cinestate

Keywords: Investigation, Sacrifice, Gritty, Gripping, Transformation, 2010s, Tense, Mystery

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Hunter LanierFilm Threat

    There is no emotional manipulation, and there are no ideological hand-outs. You almost feel like you’re watching the events unfold through a keyhole, which gives every hushed exchange and passive-aggressive examination a voyeuristic thrill. show more

  • 88
    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com

    Dunham displays a remarkable skill when it comes to using limited space, trapping his characters in a warehouse on a life-changing night and watching the insecurities that they have shrouded in macho masculinity come bubbling to the surface. show more

  • 79
    Andrew CrumpPaste Magazine

    Dunham’s filmmaking remains disciplined throughout, building pressure within that’s eventually released in explosive violence. That’s what the title promises, after all. But that promise doesn’t blunt the jolting effect of The Standoff at Sparrow Creek’s storytelling or the gutpunches dealt in its climax. show more

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