Ned RifleThe son (Liam Aiken) of Henry Fool and Fay Grim sets out to kill his father for ruining his mother's life. But his aims are frustrated by the troublesome Susan, whose connection to Henry predates even his arrival in the lives of the Grim family.Genre: DramaCountry: United StatesDuration: 85 minQuality: SDRelease: 2014IMDb: 6.2
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Directors of "Ned Rifle"Hal HartleyBirthdate: 3 November 1959, Lindenhurst, Long Island, New York, USA
Creators of "Ned Rifle"Hal HartleyBirthdate: 3 November 1959, Lindenhurst, Long Island, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "Ned Rifle"San Diego ReaderApril 10, 2015
Hartley is at his Hartleyest here, meaning, among other things, that a fair chunk of the dialogue sounds like a pronouncement, aimed as much at the viewer as it is at another character.Boston GlobeApril 09, 2015
At its worst, "Ned Rifle" is a self-involved movie about self-involved people. When it clicks, though, we're in a pared-down moral universe that carries unsettling echoes of our own.New York Magazine/VultureApril 05, 2015
The movie doesn't exactly go anywhere. Or rather, it dithers around, and then, just as things start to get interesting, it ends.Los Angeles TimesApril 02, 2015
[It] might not sound entertaining, yet when the writer-director is on his game, as he is in "Ned Rifle," the effect is bizarre black comedy that is designed to set you thinking about what his satire is really saying.New York Daily NewsApril 02, 2015
Like the best of Hartley's work ("Fool," "Trust," "Simple Men"), "Ned" leaves behind little bits of wisdom.Chicago ReaderApril 02, 2015
For all the evident despair, Hartley can't repress his love of cinema; the comic dialogue sings and many of the images have a fragile beauty.The Film StageFebruary 23, 2016
Ned Rifle finds a comfortable place between Henry Fool's low-key sensibilities and Fay Grim's conspiratorial plotting.SF WeeklyJanuary 01, 2016
It's as close to an adding-up as can be expected from any thrifty trilogy spread out over three decades, but surely a testament to enduring indie integrity.Seattle WeeklyNovember 12, 2015
As much as I generally enjoy revisiting Hartley's world, there's a touch of half-baked off-off-Broadway theater about Ned Rifle.Austin American-StatesmanJuly 30, 2015
The movie should resonate for fans, as it's filled to the brim with Hartley's signature dry and carefully crafted dialogue.Combustible CelluloidApril 10, 2015
Hartley's dialogue has a crisp, sardonic, back-and-forth quality, as if characters were bargaining over information and logic.OregonianApril 07, 2015
Smart writing and committed actors make up for the microscopic budget. You don't need to have seen the previous two films to enjoy "Ned Rifle," but it definitely helps.
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