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Rust Creek (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Rust Creek subverts expectations with a surprisingly layered survival drama anchored in a rich setting and a gripping lead performance from Hermione Corfield.

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An ordinary woman must summon extraordinary courage to survive a nightmare odyssey in this harrowing survival thriller. Sawyer (Hermione Corfield) is an ambitious, overachieving college senior with a seemingly bright future. While on her way to a job interview, a wrong turn leaves her stranded deep in the frozen Kentucky woods. Suddenly, the young woman with everything to live for finds herself facing her own mortality as she's punished by the elements and pursued by a band of ruthless outlaws. With nowhere left to run, she is forced into an uneasy alliance with Lowell (Jay Paulson), an enigmatic loner with shadowy intentions. Though she's not sure she can trust him, Sawyer must take a chance if she hopes to escape Rust Creek alive.

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Director Jen McGowan has a genuine feel for place and she gives us a heroine who does not have to be a superhero to be fearless, tough, and determined.

October 26, 2021 | Full Review…

Has way more story than it needs.

September 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Under McGowan's restrained direction, "Rust Creek" is an impressive example of good storytelling overriding budget and star power.

January 18, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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A modest but involving rural-captivity tale.

January 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Director Jen McGowan and screenwriter Julie Lipson take too leisurely of an approach to a story that should be more taut, but the attention they pay to characters and setting makes a difference in how the movie plays out.

January 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Rust Creek begins like a cautionary tale that might be whispered in hushed tones at the fraught end of a long girls night.

January 7, 2019 | Full Review…
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