Mean Creek details
|Starring:||Josh Peck, Trevor Morgan, Ryan Kelley, Carly Schroeder, Scott Mechlowicz, Rory Culkin, J.W. Crawford, Heath Lourwood|
|Director:||Jacob Aaron Estes|
|Genre:||Drama - General|
|Run time:||1 hour 26 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 Sep 2005|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
George (Josh Peck) is the sort of kid who doesn't fit in. He's seriously overweight, and the other kids at school won't let him forget it. The constant abuse has taken its toll, and George gives as bad as he gets.
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Intelligent and interestingBy Graeme Barton from London, UK , 25 May 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]This is the sort of teen movie they should show in schools. It's an inteligent look at bullying and what happens when kids take things into their own hands. The film features a strong performance from Rory Culkin who is the target of the schoolyard bully.
This film is absorbing and makes good use of its rural setting with strong cinematography and direction from debutant, Jacob Aaron Estes.
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Average thrillerBy Bobsview (549 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 04 Apr 2013Low budget thriller about a group of friends who plan to teach a bully a lesson which gets out of control when he drowns. Sympathetic treatment of moral issues.
Well worth a watch but it'll tug your heartstrings.By Stinger (38 reviews) from Rochdale , 19 Oct 2012Mean Creek is a film that goes along the same route of many other films of the genre but along the way it grips your stomach unrelentingly.
All along you sway from support for one member of the group to another and back again and although they yet again make a rod for their own back by covering up instead of putting their hands up you are convinced that this is a possible outcome given the group's diverse mental states.
I was constatly reminded of the great film 'Stand By Me' and think this film is very close to that one in acting, directing. I found the sound on this film outstanding, the background of water and gravel underfoot was always crisp and clear and didn't affect your hearing the actors words clearly.
The ending wouldn't be the way everybody would want it but I liked it.
A Cut above the NormBy Minopater (257 reviews) from Wallington , 09 Jul 2012This is much better than the average teen flick because it deals thoughtfully and intelligently with the issues of bullying and learning difficulties. The main problem is with the ending which is far from satisfying and you're left feeling that there are loose ends to be tied up.
Rollercoaster ride of emotionsBy Spine (6 reviews) , 29 Mar 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThe story centres on a young boy called Tom whos being bullied by a boy of the same age called George. After his last attack, Tom along with his brother and friends decide to teach George a lesson. But inevitably it all goes wrong.
The film takes you an a rollercoaster ride of emotions, you start of with a distaste for George but soon you find yourself feeling sorry for him then its back to distaste again. The intense build up the films main scene keeps you thinking what will happen and when. When delivered though it doesnt quite match the build up but is done in a way that is fitting for the aftermath of the scene.
The young cast delivered excellent performances beyond their years, but the characters they portray are the usual mix match bunch of young kids so often seen in movies. Ranging from the sweat innocent girl to the rough and ready teenager
My only real moan about this film though is the inclusion of the scene where one of the older boys exposes him self in front of the young girl. Although the scene is only suggested I still found it an unnecessary addition to the film.
All in all though its a good film that covers a topic rarely coved in the cinema.
3. 5 / 5
Let down by the ending - or lack of one!By Guyderman (8 reviews) from Birmingham , 23 Feb 2012Well made film that sadly felt a bit pointless as the ending feels rushed with no hint as to the actual fate of the kids involved. Could've been a very interesting and tense movie but sadly it didn't quite deliver for me!