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53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
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  1. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Sep 20, 2013
    30
    Both the director and writer show such patchy story sense that a lot of the buildup to the final bloodshed and malevolence registers as suspense-free clutter.
  2. Reviewed by: Christy Lemire
    Sep 20, 2013
    50
    An odd mix of beautifully bleak atmosphere and hammily mannered performances, A Single Shot is simultaneously understated and overpowering.
  3. Reviewed by: Tomas Hachard
    Sep 20, 2013
    55
    By the end, Macy's presence is just one part of what makes A Single Shot recall the Coen brothers' "Fargo." That film's now-famous wood-chipper scene can seem strangely tame a decade and a half on, but it still has a lesson to teach: When you show violence in a story that's not really about violence, there'd better be more of a point than just making us squirm.