The Standoff at Sparrow Creek Review
January 29, 2019 at 4:43pm
The Standoff at Sparrow Creek is a film of tension that follows a series of interrogations. These are carried out after a local police funeral was attacked by an individual with advanced weaponry. After this event is broadcast, a militia group meets to discuss the situation. They're worried that this will be directed at them considering the close proximity.
It is at that point, they notice missing resources which match the description of the attack. They're lucky to have someone that once trained heavily in interrogations and the group is then splintered by this moment. It's all about discovering which of the men did it, and their motivations behind this action. You get to see a wide range of techniques for getting answers from people and many quiet moments of high end tension.
This is a rather dark film in terms of how it was shot, everything is mostly black. They have some creative scenes, and use the empty environments mostly to the movie's advantage. It does create some decent tension as I've mentioned. There's some alright acting involved, and a group of rather tough individuals with hidden backgrounds. There's certainly something intense going on and it's interesting to see everything unravel throughout. I didn't feel this movie was as clever as the writers did with some of those later aspects of it.
The Standoff at Sparrow Creek is alright, it's rather slow and meant for a particular audience. Some might find this tedious, I thought the discussions and progression of interactions was different. It doesn't have the most wild of rides, but you'll get a sense of intrigue and mystery I imagine.
Nothing is quite as it seems, or maybe it is. They jump right into some things, leaving room for surprises along the way. There's not a whole lot that goes on in this one, don't expect much action. There's an attempt at having political themes, but the delivery is largely hollow in that regard.
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Rating Overall: 5.5