Don't Tell a Soul

critic Reviews

, 69% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com
    A funny mean streak runs through the promising coming-of-age thriller Don't Tell a Soul.
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    As for Wilson, he fits effortlessly into this equation as the proxy father upon whom Matt can inflict his one sense of revenge against his late dad, and in whom Joey finds something like parental approval.
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    Glenn KennyNew York Times
    With every pout, Whitehead seems to puff with pride, as if to say "Here I reveal yet another terrible aspect of the American Character."
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    Dennis SchwartzDennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    Bleak drama.
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    Dennis Harvey48 Hills
    This well-crafted, queasy movie, neither a formulaic thriller or entirely credible as drama, nonetheless ultimately pulls off a kind of backroads grand guignol that is worth a look.
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    Frank SwietekOne Guy's Opinion
    Holds one's interest over its brief eighty-three minute running-time, though it suffers from almost amusing issues of plausibility and one terribly overwrought performance.
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    Alex SavelievFilm Threat
    I applaud McAulay's efforts, but Don't Tell a Soul is at its best when it's simply having fun as a silly B-flick. Shut your brain off, enjoy - and, like with any guilty pleasure, don't tell a soul you liked it.
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    Jonathan W. HickmanThe Newnan Times-Herald
    Writer/director Alex McAulay's mean-spirited, mud-caked, scungy thriller, "Don't Tell a Soul," gets a boost from an uncharacteristically scary Rainn Wilson.
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    Jeffrey M. AndersonCommon Sense Media
    As lean and mean as they come, this sharp, emotional thriller is centered on just four characters and a couple of spare locations, and yet it wryly uncoils a surprising number of shocks and layers.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    Despite an intriguing premise and committed performances, it lacks the character depth and moral complexity to maintain consistent suspense.
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