The Quarry

The Quarry

The Quarry

Oscar nominee Michael Shannon is a police chief who suspects a local priest (Shea Whigham) of being a fugitive wanted for murder in this rural Texas-set crime drama based on Damon Galgut's novel.

A man (Whigham, Joker) is drifting through rural Texas as a fugitive when he stops in a small town, planning to impersonate the travelling preacher he killed. The local police chief can tell something's not right about the man, and soon a damning discovery at the local quarry pits the two against each other, with the killer fighting for his life.

2020Rating: M, Mature themes, violence and coarse language98 minsUSA
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The Quarry / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Sensitive performances only go so far toward generating sparks in the slow-moving film, which never becomes the crime-and-punishment nailbiter it might've been.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It's clear that Teems envisioned a No Country For Old Men-style thriller updated with present-day political resonance. But The Quarry falls short of that ideal.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The film plays as if it's been smothered under a pile of rocks.

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Collider

Collider

Scott Teems' drama features strong performances from Shea Whigham and Michael Shannon, but seems better suited to a pilot than a feature.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

While director/co-writer Scott Teems has the ingredients, he doesn't seem to have much of any idea of how to put them together in a compelling manner.

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Variety

Variety

So diagrammed that it uses its undernourished dark-side-of-the-heartland atmosphere to excuse the fact that nothing of note is really taking place.

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