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The Scent of Rain & Lightning

R Released Feb 16, 2018 1h 40m Mystery & Thriller Western TRAILER for The Scent of Rain & Lightning: Trailer 1 List The Scent of Rain & Lightning: Trailer 1 The Scent of Rain & Lightning: Trailer 1 1:49 View more videos
100% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 83% Audience Score 100+ Ratings When a young woman learns her parents' killer has been released from jail, she is forced to revisit old wounds while discovering the destructive power of hate and the true cost of family secrets fully revealing themselves. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Peter Howell Toronto Star Monroe's measured performance anchors a strong cast that overcomes occasional doldrums, confirming the stardom conferred by It Follows and The Guest. Rated: 3/4 Apr 20, 2018 Full Review Frank Scheck Hollywood Reporter The Scent of Rain and Lightning is a well-acted, intelligent thriller that ultimately rewards the viewer's patience even if it too often sacrifices narrative clarity in favor of atmosphere. Feb 15, 2018 Full Review Matthew Pejkovic Matt's Movie Reviews The cinematic equivalent of a mesmerising page turner. Rated: 4/5 May 15, 2018 Full Review Liam Lacey Original Cin This modern-day western noir conveys an astute directorial presence buoyed by strong performances and music and impressionistic handheld camerawork. Apr 20, 2018 Full Review David N. Butterworth La Movie Boeuf "'Lightning" strikes a chord with the surefootedness of its cast and crew. Rated: 3/4 Mar 7, 2018 Full Review Bradley Gibson Film Threat Enjoyable fare with excellent characters and an intricate labyrinthine plot. Rated: 7/10 Apr 5, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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Andy B Well acted and atmospheric but a rather disjointed and muddled mystery thriller that jumps around far too often for it's own good, and has an ending that elicits not much more than a shrug. 'Ah, it was that guy. The one who was hardly in it.' Whatever, Rated 2 out of 5 stars 05/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Very intricate story, well shot. We need more productions like this. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Late R A neo-noir with a western tang, a whodunit and a family drama rolled into one, ‘The Scent of Rain & Lightning' is a well-acted affair with a mystery that is genuinely difficult to pin down (up until a certain point, it really could be anyone), but what stands out the most is the impressive directing and a striking shooting style that gives it an interesting, hazy quality, drifting in and out of flashbacks as if you're seeing things through a crystal ball. I'm not entirely sure the ending makes sense, but for the most part, it definitely holds your attention. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/03/22 Full Review Audience Member Very well acted and has some interesting things to say (do awful men who do awful things deserve to be locked away for atrocities they did not commit?) but the narrative structure makes everything foggy, and the exclusive casting of blonde white women and bearded white men make it so it takes 40-50 minutes to get a grasp on who's who. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Weirdly directed, it's often not immediately clear what's happening now and what's a flashback. Quite a confusing film although the actors are pretty good. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Noticeable slightly subpar acting. Hard to follow . Will read plot online to find out exactly what happened. No rewatch 3/28/20 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/29/20 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis When a young woman learns her parents' killer has been released from jail, she is forced to revisit old wounds while discovering the destructive power of hate and the true cost of family secrets fully revealing themselves.
Director
Blake Robbins
Producer
Maggie Grace, Michael Davis, Jeff Johnson, Dan Koetting, Blake Robbins, Jeff Robison, Casey Twenter, Kevin Waller
Screenwriter
Jeff Robison, Casey Twenter
Distributor
SP Releasing
Production Co
KP's Remain, No Coast Entertainment
Rating
R (Language|Violence|Some Sexual Content)
Genre
Mystery & Thriller, Western
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Feb 16, 2018, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Feb 17, 2018
Runtime
1h 40m
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