Mar 072019
 

The Standoff at Sparrow Creek is a fun little independent film noir-thriller featuring some solid performances by James Badge Dale and Chris Mulkey and is worthy of a rental.

 

 

The Standoff at Sparrow Creek
(2018)

Genre(s): Suspense/Thriller, Drama
RLJ Entertainment | NR – 89 min. – $28.97 | March 5, 2019

Date Published: 03/07/2019 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Henry Dunham
Writer(s): Henry Dunham (written by)
Cast: James Badge Dale, Brian Geraghty, Patrick Fischler, Happy Anderson, Robert Aramayo, Gene Jones, Chris Mulkey
DISC INFO:
Features: Featurette
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.40
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Disc Size: 19.99 GB
Total Bitrate: 25.55 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

RLJ Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


THE MOVIE — 3.75/5


Plot Synopsis: After a mass shooting at a police funeral, reclusive ex-cop Gannon (JAMES BADGE DALE) realizes that the killer belongs to the same militia he joined after quitting the force. Knowing the police will be closing in on them, Gannon quarantines his fellow militiamen in a remote lumber mill. There, he sets about a series of grueling interrogations, intent on ferreting out the killer and turning them over to the authorities to prevent further bloodshed.

Quick Hit Review: The Standoff at Sparrow Creek isn’t an exactly innovative thriller and is one of those low budget flicks where there are only a few actors and is set almost entirely in one location, in this case inside a warehouse, with a few flashback scenes in other settings. That being said, for the most part the performances are well done, headlined by James Badge Dale and character actor Chris Mulkey.

The film was written and directed by Henry Dunham, marking his feature film debut and he did make a fairly suspense-filled film noir-esque flick that did have a few genuine twists, making this well worth a rental.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.25/5


This release comes with a title-embossed and cardboard-like slip cover. The only bonus is a Making-of (10:45; HD) featurette.

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5


The Standoff at Sparrow Creek is presented with a 2.40 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture looks pretty good with decent sharpness though can look on the murky side considering most of the movie is set at night, and the black levels isn’t always the best.

AUDIO – 4.0/5


The movie comes with a respectable and effective DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track which outputs crisp and clear dialogue levels and there is some minor depth for the score and some sporadic gunfire in a couple of scenes.

 


OVERALL – 3.5/5


Overall, The Standoff at Sparrow Creek is a fun little independent film noir-thriller featuring some solid performances by James Badge Dale and Chris Mulkey and is worthy of a rental.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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