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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Oren Uziel

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Oren Uziel
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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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Reunites Rob Corddry (Kurt Bilmore) and John Michale Higgins (Judge Brad Dawkins) from multiple episodes of the TV sitcom Community (2009) where they played Alan Connor and Prof. Whitman, respectively. (Although they weren't in any episodes together.) They were also in Rapture-Palooza (2013) together. See more »

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The Sherrifs cruiser license plate carries the Ohio county number 85, which is Warren County. The deputy's uniform patch reads Rengo County, there is no Rengo County in Ohio. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Reed Ethington: Man, Zeke. This is a real mess.
Zeke Sikes: Yeah, it's an old mess.
Reed Ethington: How do you mean?
Zeke Sikes: I mean, this is what happens when wrongs go un-righted. They fester.
Reed Ethington: You talking about Ed Jr.?
Zeke Sikes: Yeah, you're damn fucking right I'm talking about Ed Jr. Eight lousy months he got.
Reed Ethington: Don't worry about it. We'll get him.
Zeke Sikes: I'm not worried about it, Reed. As far as I'm concerned... he's already got.
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Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Written by Kevin Parker
Performed by Tame Impala
Published by BMG Platinum Songs (BMI) / BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.
All rights adnimistered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
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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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Release Date:

9 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shimmer Lake See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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