Sorry boys and girls: I don’t think I can re-summarize The Standoff at Sparrow Creek for another time, as I’ve done in my review and in the excerpt on this post. I’ll keep it short and simple. The Standoff at Sparrow Creek makes promises in its title, and it delivers on those promises. It’s a solid, solid film, and one reason among many that I think better of January than most do as a movie dumping ground; this is the kind of thing I could see myself zoning into on a lazy Sunday while channel surfing, a good, gripping, meat-and-potatoes crime flick, politically minded without being aggressively political, and loaded with good performances from a terrific cast of actors. I watched my screener for this not long after New Year’s, and man, what a perfect palate cleanser for the 2018 awards season.
Anyway. You can read my full review at Paste Magazine.