The Scent of Rain & Lightning (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Scent of Rain & Lightning (2018)




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When a young woman in the Midwest learns her parents' killer has been released from jail, rumblings in her small town suggest he may be innocent. She begins questioning the police investigation and witnesses, and uncovers her own family secrets to piece together the shocking truth. Based on the bestselling novel The Scent Of Rain & Lightning by Nancy Pickard.

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Maika Monroe
as Jody Linder
Bonnie Bedelia
as Annabelle
Justin Chatwin
as Hugh Jay Linder
Logan Miller
as Collin Croyle
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Critic Reviews for The Scent of Rain & Lightning

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Monroe's measured performance anchors a strong cast that overcomes occasional doldrums, confirming the stardom conferred by It Follows and The Guest.

April 20, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The Scent of Rain and Lightning is a well-acted, intelligent thriller that ultimately rewards the viewer's patience even if it too often sacrifices narrative clarity in favor of atmosphere.

February 15, 2018 | Full Review…

The cinematic equivalent of a mesmerising page turner.

May 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This modern-day western noir conveys an astute directorial presence buoyed by strong performances and music and impressionistic handheld camerawork.

April 20, 2018 | Full Review…

"'Lightning" strikes a chord with the surefootedness of its cast and crew.

March 7, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Enjoyable fare with excellent characters and an intricate labyrinthine plot.

April 5, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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