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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  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    The film's real strength lies in two excellent performances, from veteran Morse and up-and-comer Gosling.
  2. 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.
  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. 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.
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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