Black Rock Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Black Rock

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    R (USA): Some strong violence, pervasive language, sexual references and brief graphic nudity.

  • The pitch:

    A campy thriller.

  • Starring:

    Katie Aselton, Lake Bell, Kate Bosworth, Jay Paulson, Anslem Richardson, Will Bouvier

  • Directed by:

    Katie Aselton

  • Running time:

    83 minutes

  • Rated:

    CTC (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    People are shot, shot at, stabbed, slapped, punched, kicked, beaten, tied up, bashed, hunted, murdered, pursued, bitten, near-choked, eye-gouged. Attempted rape. Intentions to kill, injure. Deer-hunting, deployment to Iraq/Afghanistan discussed; dishonourable discharge mentioned. Yelling, screaming, arguing. Blood/gore: Blood on faces, heads, clothing. Blood splatter, scratches, grazes, bruising. Corpses. Object protruding through skin. Sliced throat.


    STD joke. Lesbianism, infidelity discussed. Blowjob, handjob mentioned. Flirting, kissing, groping. Attempted rape.Full-frontal female nudity, cleavage. Undressing.


    Alcohol (spirits).


    C-word, frequent f-words, s-words, derogatory terms for females. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Gender stereotyping.


    Camping, friendship, survival, slaughter, grudges, seduction, isolation, brutality, self-defense, PTSD, unhappy marriages, orienteering.


    Cancer joke. Marriage separation mentioned. Remote island setting, a woman cheats with her best friend's boyfriend (discussed). Horses (opening title sequence), birds, campfire, full moon, saliva, spitting.


    Tense. Efficient screenplay. Has style.


    Mundane dialogue, weak characterisation, wallowing, implausible, poorly executed, forgettable. Clumsy finale.

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