9/10
A Man and his Shovel at a Moral Crossroads
5 February 2020
Despite its under-five minute runtime, the clever and engaging "Shovel and Run" presents a volume of unforeseen plot twists in what amounts to some shrewdly crafted moviemaking.

Relying only on action to the exclusion of dialogue, we pick up the plot as a male driver navigates a dirt road in a densely overgrown backwoods locale. And as so many of us are prone to doing, he's got one hand on the wheel while the other navigates his phone. Soon enough, a young male darts out and across the dirt road. And that's when "Shovel and Run" hits the ground running.

This is a film that proposes multiple and surprising human responses to an extreme moment, and with a premise that could well lend itself to a full-fledged feature exploring the moral crossroads of the human condition. Recommended. - (Was this review of use to you? If so, let me know by clicking "Helpful." Cheers!)
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