The Quarry

2020

Crime / Mystery / Thriller

74
IMDb Rating 5.1 10 N/A

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Bruno Bichir as David Martín
Michael Shannon as Troy Abbott
Shea Whigham as Dennis Farell
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
98 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jtindahouse 5 / 10 / 10

Beautifully shot and acted but the story is extremely tedious

'The Quarry' is a prime example of style over substance. This is actually a beautifully shot and wonderfully acted film. Where it lets itself down is the story. The plot is so lacking in depth and creativity that it makes for an extremely long and dull 100 minute runtime. I kept hoping for some kind of twist or unexpected turn in the story that would add some life to the proceedings. Sadly, it never came. The one thing that keeps the film watchable is the acting, and in particular Michael Shannon. The film gets off to a very slow and understated start and to be honest I wasn't sure if I was going to able to stay awake for the entire movie. Then Shannon was introduced to the film and suddenly things picked up a lot and became a lot more watchable. Part of the reason is that his character is the only one in the film that actually has any character, but the other part is just down to some very fine acting on Shannon's part. The big problem with 'The Quarry' is that everything is on the surface, everything is known to the audience. There is no mystery or intrigue. The only thing we can wonder about is how the film will conclude, but the story isn't really interesting enough for us to care much about that either. One compliment I can give the film is that is doesn't outstay its welcome. I've seen films similar to this that like to push the two hour boundary and they become unbearable. Still though, I'm sorry to say 'The Quarry' was a pretty forgettable experience.

Reviewed by nebk 6 / 10 / 10

Goes Deep

The Quarry is a slow moving thriller drama about a wanted murderer and arsonist who assumes the identity of a preacher moving to a small and downtrodden town in texas. Complicating things is the fact that the van that he is driving is broken into on the night of his arrival and soon the impostor is involved in a theft and murder investigation by the sheriff's department. Making things even worse is the fact that the sherrif is highly suspicious of the new preacher who doesn't speak a word of Spanish and has come to preach to a largely Spanish speaking community. On top of everything the impostor seems to be feeling more and more guilty for the things he has done and has to deal with that as well. The positive aspects of this movie are the performances by the actors especially Shea Wingham and Michael Shannon as the criminal and the sheriff respectively. The rest of the cast are all good as well. The negative aspects are the fact that the film slows down considerably at times and could have been speeded up. And even with being slow the ending feels somewhat rushed. It's still not a bad watch if one is in the mood for a noir sort of film and because of the good performances throughout.

Reviewed by TwistedContent 6 / 10 / 10

Beautiful Performances in a Flawed Small Town Neo-Noir

A while ago I was real happy to find out that She Whigham will have a leading role, something he truly deserves and rarely gets, and this time in a small town crime neo-noir, no less. And Michael Shannon co-leading? Now that's a recipe I could get excited for. I'm happy to report that the performances are the absolute standout factor of "The Quarry". The rest? Certainly effortful, genre-fitting and ambitious, but ultimately confused. "The Quarry" is a an existentialist tale of guilt, wrapped up in all the known elements of a neo-noir, begging to be a Coen Brothers movie, but lighting a fuse too long for it only fizzle out at the end. However, it goes great before it gets worse. In the first half we meet Shea Whigham's drifter with heavy emotional burden on his shoulders who assumes the identity of a travelling preacher and takes his place at a small town's church. The character is in search of hope while being caught in continuous conflict with himself, full of heartbreak, and is one of the consistently effective elements of "The Quarry", showcasing a tremendous, authentic and felt-through performance by Shea Whigham. Michael Shannon plays the town's Chief, suspecting a foul play in the mystery of the town's new reverend, and is also the other most stable foundation of "The Quarry". The rest of the cast plays along equally well, in togetherness creating a decent portrait of a small town community. Problem is, the slow-burning story that's seemingly building up an exciting showdown, starts getting more and more tiring around the middle of it & in the end we get led to a much expected albeit decent conclusion, clothed up in all that's underwhelming. In other words, the filmmaker's intentions are not quite clear, and the movie, as elegant as it is, ends up being a pale imitation of many better movies. A commendable aspect of "The Quarry" is its design - it's photographed quite beautifully and is never really boring visually, while also being accompanied by Heather McIntosh's subtly and silently threatening original score. "The Quarry" has such terrific performances and good aesthetical design that it's actually such a shame that story wound up as confused and unpolished as it did. I liked it, but it could've been so much better. Unrelated to my complaints, but it's funny how they sell it on the poster - "From a write of Narcos: Mexico". Well, he wrote a single episode. Despite all, the summary of this neo-noir, in my opinion, lands a mark above average, and might just contain of the best acting performances of Shea Whigham's career. My rating: 6/10.

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