Writer-director Hank Bedford's Mississippi-set romantic drama would have benefited from judicious tightening and a rethink of its uninspired, decidedly downbeat crime element.
Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times, 2015-12-10
This is well-worn territory, and though the two leads are very good, the romance that is supposed to drive the story isn't particularly well delineated ...
Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 2015-12-10
Chris Zylka and Riley Keough ignite a convincing spark as lovers who dream of wider horizons. Even so, their fateful course unwinds less than persuasively, the vivid sense of place not enough to bring the one-last-heist setup fully to life.
Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter, 2015-12-09
Bedford intercuts the narrative by interviewing actual residents of the town where he shot the film; all of their stories touch on death more movingly than the fictional script does.
Chris Packham, Village Voice, 2015-12-09
Striding right up to the unkempt front lawn of white-trashploitation (and occasionally trespassing), Hank Bedford's indie feature debut marshals a pungent Mississippi stink at the expense of a deeper dimension.
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out, 2015-12-08