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Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

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  1. Reviewed by: Clayton Dillard
    Mar 28, 2014
    50
    Less old-fashioned than demure and passé, evoking the visual style and rhythms of a 1990s made-for-TV movie rather than a daring, revisionist independent feature.
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  1. Jun 4, 2015
    9
    Beautiful movie, great performance by Tishuan Scott and interesting depiction of the Civil War. I think this movie is so much better to manyBeautiful movie, great performance by Tishuan Scott and interesting depiction of the Civil War. I think this movie is so much better to many of the slavery-era films that have appeared lately, and it makes it a bigger achievement to know it was made with a low budget. Full Review »
  2. Dec 12, 2014
    6
    "The Retrieval", by Chris Eska is a Civil War drama that follows a two assistants of bounty hunters (Ashton Sanders and Keston John) as they"The Retrieval", by Chris Eska is a Civil War drama that follows a two assistants of bounty hunters (Ashton Sanders and Keston John) as they search for and bring back a man (Tishuan Scott) who killed some of their partners in crime. This is a great example of good low-budget film-making. The actors are all good and the story is very interesting. Tishuan Scott especially shines in this movie as the "victim" of the bounty hunters. It is a well-scripted movie that deals with great themes such as race, money, and compassion. However, with the low budget, the look of the film is not on par with the other elements. It has a very low-budge vibe throughout the movie. As the story flows, there are certain characters that don't really serve any purpose but to add sympathy. This is alright, but the movie glances over some of these moments and does not give enough time to show us the real drama behind it. As far as low-budget movies go, this is one of the better ones; but with a low-budget comes a few amateurish flaws. 6/10. Full Review »