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The Riot Act (2018)




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In this turn-of-the-century period thriller, a mysterious actress witnesses a murder at an esteemed opera house. As the town's dark past begins to reveal itself, she exacts an elaborate plot of revenge that revolves around the origins of a real life ghost story.

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Lauren Sweetser
as Allye Pearrow
Brett Cullen
as Dr. Willard Pearrow
Micah Hauptman
as Cyrus Grimes

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What The Riot Act lacks in gripping pace, it makes up for in stunning cinematography which beautifully captures the moody atmosphere of the era.

October 21, 2019 | Rating: 6.5/10 | Full Review…

It is a strong first feature from writer/director Devon Parks, even if it is a little slow going and too smart for itself.

October 21, 2019 | Full Review…

A poor stage act, this is. An unfortunate disappointment.

October 18, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

A troupe that claims to offer "high-end vaudeville" arrives, not only to seriously heat up plot possibilities, but prove that Parks might have a real future at the movies.

October 13, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

What ultimately keeps The Riot Act from working isn't its villains but its hero.

October 10, 2019 | Full Review…

While the writing could have used more work, the production designer makes a small budget work double time; the look and feel of 1901 and 1903 Arkansas feels authentic to me...

October 8, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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