First-Time Director Gets Stuck in a Genre Whirlpool

Creative Loafing (Atlanta) | September 2, 2004
Mean Creek feels like a supremely milquetoast film made not out of passion, but out of some assurance that a tight screenplay with all the characters' motives and artsy cinematography stacked domino-neatly in a row guarantees success. But as any game player knows, orderly dominoes are made to tumble.

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