The Standoff at Sparrow Creek

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The Standoff at Sparrow Creek
Directed byHenry Dunham
Produced byJohnathan Brownlee
Adam Donaghey
Sefton Fincham
Amanda Presmyk
Dallas Sonnier
Written byHenry Dunham
Starring
CinematographyJackson Hunt
Edited byJosh Ethier
Distributed byRLJ Entertainment
Release date
  • September 9, 2018 (2018-09-09) (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • January 18, 2019 (2019-01-18)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The Standoff at Sparrow Creek is a 2018 American thriller film written and directed by Henry Dunham, in his feature debut.

The film premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018, and was released in the United States on January 18, 2019.

Plot[edit]

After a mass shooting at a police funeral, Gannon, a former police officer who is now in a militia, investigates his militia, believing one of its members may be involved. Gannon is eating a meal one night, when he ears automatic gun shots and explosions in the distant. Listening to a police radio, he hears news that there is a gunman opening fire at a police funeral, and that the suspect has fled on foot. Gannon then drives to a secluded warehouse where he meets 6 other members of a militia. They discover one of the rifles in the armory is missing, confirming someone in the group is the gunman.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

The film premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018, and was released in the United States on January 18, 2019.

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

The film received a 76% on Rotten Tomatoes out of 34 reviews. Brian Tallerico of RogerEbert.com gave the film 3.5 out of 4 stars stating "Dunham displays a remarkable skill when it comes to using limited space, trapping his characters in a warehouse on a life-changing night".[1] Bilge Ebiri of Vulture.com described the film as a "memorable feature".[2] Adam Graham of The Detroit News called film a "sharp debut from writer-director Henry Dunham".[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tallerico, Brian (2019-01-18). "The Standoff at Sparrow Creek Movie Review (2019)". RogerEbert.com. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  2. ^ Ebiri, Bilge (2019-01-18). "The Standoff at Sparrow Creek Is a Memorable Feature Directing Debut". Vulture. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  3. ^ Graham, Adam (2019-01-17). "Review: Militia turns on itself in 'Standoff at Sparrow Creek'". Detroit News. Retrieved 27 January 2019.

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