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Shimmer Lake (2017)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 9 June 2017 (USA)
An inventive crime thriller told backwards -- reversing day by day through a week -- following a local sheriff's quest to unlock the mystery of three small town criminals and a bank heist gone wrong.

Director:

Oren Uziel

Writer:

Oren Uziel
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Benjamin Walker ... Zeke Sikes
Rainn Wilson ... Andy Sikes
Stephanie Sigman ... Steph Burton
John Michael Higgins ... Judge Brad Dawkins
Mark Rendall ... Chris Morrow
Rob Corddry ... Kurt Biltmore
Ron Livingston ... Kyle Walker
Wyatt Russell ... Ed Burton
Adam Pally ... Reed Ethington
Matthew Evans Landry ... Meth Billy (as Matt Landry)
Isabel Dove Isabel Dove ... Sally Sikes
Neil Whitely ... Harris
Angela Vint Angela Vint ... Martha Sikes
Julie Khaner ... Mrs. Dawkins
Pasqualina Cardu Pasqualina Cardu ... Field Reporter
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An inventive crime thriller told backwards -- reversing day by day through a week -- following a local sheriff's quest to unlock the mystery of three small town criminals and a bank heist gone wrong.

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Trivia

In the bank scene Zeke is reading the reprint of Different Seasons by Stephen King. This collection of four short stories includes The Body (which would become the movie Stand by Me), Apt Pupil, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, and The Breathing Method. See more »

Goofs

At approximately 43 minutes in (during the "Wednesday" segment), we see a front shot of Zeke talking to the FBI men, and he is not wearing sunglasses. A moment later, the camera changes to a rear shot and we can see that Zeke now is wearing sunglasses. See more »

Quotes

Zeke Sikes: [lecturing her in squad car] I'm not asking people to be perfect, Sal. Everybody makes mistakes. God knows I'm no exception. But everybody thinks that they can do whatever the hell they want with no repercussions whatsoever. And what is the point of being the only clean person in a town that's completely dirty?
Sally Sikes: When I'm dirty, my mom gives me a bath.
Zeke Sikes: Yeah. Well... that's what I'm doing. I'm giving this town a bath.
Sally Sikes: Bath time!
[siren wailing]
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Jazzy Cossacks
Written and Performed by Joseph Trapanese
Courtesy of Blue Bonsai Music
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Clever idea poorly delivered....
28 June 2020 | by CinemaSerfSee all my reviews

Once you get your head around the fact that this is told like a vote revealed in reverse order, it is actually quite a clever little story of a sheriff who has to investigate a failed bank heist and some dodgy residents of his small town. Though I can't say any of the performances were up to much, it does settle quite well and Oren Uziel keeps us guessing for quite a while before you cotton on to who is doing what to/with/for whom in this rather claustrophobic community. "Meth Billy" (Matthew Landry) has some good comic one-liners but that's about the height of it. It's a shame, really - that horse before the cart narrative approach could have worked better with a more capable cast and a bit more vision.


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