A Single Shot
USA, 2013, 116 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Drama, Thriller
ENDING Friday September 26th at the Sie FilmCenter
A Shot in the Gloom and all Hell Breaks Loose
David M. Rosenthal's white-knuckle thriller starts with a bang: a single shot, aimed at a lone deer, that hits and kills a young woman. The hunter, John Moon (Sam Rockwell) watches her die before discovering a box of money near her body. In a desperate panic, he takes the cash — hiring a low-rent lawyer (William H. Macy) to fight his wife's (Kelly Reilly) divorce suit — and attempts to cover up the killing. But when he discovers that the money belonged to a group of hardened criminals, the hunter becomes the hunted in this tense cat-and-mouse struggle in the backwoods of West Virginia.
Drew Taylor of Indiewire interviews Sam Rockwell on his favorite genre films, Marvel movies, and more
"Sam Rockwell is one of those actors whose mere presence in a movie can elicit excitement for a project that could have otherwise easily been written off. No matter what he's in—big budget nonsense like "Charlie's Angels" or something like Duncan Jones' moody, micro-budget "Moon"—Rockwell is sure to turn in a performance that's downright electric (or electrified, maybe). His newest film is A Single Shot, which opens this weekend. A twisty, turn-y film noir about a down-on-his-luck hunter who makes a fatally wrong shot, killing a young woman in the woods, Rockwell is as intense as he usually is goofy, his manic energy turned inward, for a kind of bottled fury. It's quite a performance, especially considering the fine actors he's surrounded by (William H. Macy, Jeffrey Wright and Jason Isaacs are among his costars)..."
Read the full Indiewire interview of Sam Rockwell at
DIRECTOR: David M. Rosenthal
Principal Cast: Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Jeffrey Wright, Jason Isaacs, Kelly Reilly
US Distributor: Tribeca Film