A Single ShotHD Closed Captioning
David M. Rosenthal
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About the Movie
David M. Rosenthal's white-knuckle thriller starts with a bang: a single shot, aimed at a lone deer, that hits and kills a young woman. The hunter, John Moon (Sam Rockwell), watches her die before discovering a box of money near her body. In a desperate panic, he takes the cash — hiring a low-rent lawyer (William H. Macy) to fight his wife's divorce suit — and attempts to cover up the killing. But when he discovers that the money belonged to a group of hardened criminals, the hunter becomes the hunted in this tense cat-and-mouse struggle in the backwoods of West Virginia.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 44
- Fresh: 22
- Rotten: 22
- Average Rating: 5.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: None of these characters, no matter how trashed-up for the down-market occasion, are believable.
Rotten: A Single Shot aims to serve up gritty backwoods noir but misses its target by some distance.
Fresh: The film charts no new territory but is terrifically cast and, like its source novel, long on atmosphere.
Fresh: David M. Rosenthal's sturdy, nasty rural noir, based on Matthew F. Jones's novel, is so sharp and rusted through that, after taking it in, you'll likely need a tetanus shot.
A great movie and a great acting from Sam Rockwell as always.
Très bon film noir
Un thriller prenant et très noir.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2013
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