The Slaughter Rule

Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    The best thing about The Slaughter Rule -- is that the film refuses to succumb to the temptation of a glorious Hollywood feel-good happy ending.
  2. 60
    The film's real strength lies in two excellent performances, from veteran Morse and up-and-comer Gosling.
  3. This bleak debut feature from writer-directors Alex and Andrew Smith would be all but impossible to sit through if it weren’t for Ryan Gosling and Clea Duvall.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    50
    Strong performances, a few dramatically potent scenes and a vividly specific evocation of locale barely offset hackneyed and muddled elements in a script that plays like a first draft.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jun 28, 2015
    7
    Gosling & Morse are incredible in their roles/acting & in very different ways. They both ring true.
    Hard start and overwrought at times but
    Gosling & Morse are incredible in their roles/acting & in very different ways. They both ring true.
    Hard start and overwrought at times but comes together later; really liked it and it has some incredible scenes which could have gone wrong but didn't, conveying the nuance & texture beautifully.
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