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A Single Shot

HD   R Closed Captioning

David M. Rosenthal

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About the Movie

An accident draws a lone hunter (Sam Rockwell) into a tense chase with hardened criminals in the backwoods of West Virginia. Jeffrey Wright and William H. Macy are also starring.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 46
  • Fresh: 24
  • 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. – Manohla Dargis, New York Times, Sep 19, 2013

Rotten: A Single Shot aims to serve up gritty backwoods noir but misses its target by some distance. – Leslie Felperin, Variety, Sep 16, 2013

Fresh: The film charts no new territory but is terrifically cast and, like its source novel, long on atmosphere. – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, Sep 19, 2013

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. – Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice, Sep 17, 2013

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Customer Reviews


Sam Rockwell and Joe Anderson = PERFECTION

Great Cast. Maybe….

Great Cast. Maybe I need to watch it again…but what happened to Macy?

A neonoir in the flavor of Winters Bone

Incredible performances, interesting story - keeps you on the edge. Really enjoyed it!

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