Independent filmmaker Jacob Aaron Estes makes his feature debut with the coming-of-age drama Mean Creek. Rory Culkin, Ryan Kelley, Scott Mechlowicz, Josh Peck, Trevor Morgan, and Carly Schroeder are t... read more
Directed by: Jacob Aaron Estes
Release Date: August 20, 2004
DVD Release Date: January 25, 2005
Stats: 1,943 reviews
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August 31, 2011fb100001050230219
Truly haunting and riveting. Outstanding performances, incredible script with compelling characters and a huge emotional core help make ''Mean Creek'', in my view, pretty much a masterpiece. It delves into the cruel side of the minds of teenagers and proves a very dark but accura...
January 31, 2011
Prepare for a downer. Mean Creek is depressing, slow moving, and excellent. While some may complain that everything seems to happen at a snails pace, but I believe that the unsettlingly realistic film's pacing worked to it's advantage. Throughout the first hour of the film you kn...
November 10, 2010fb619846742
A devastating movie concerning the ultimate revenge plot amongst some young kids, who aim to get back at a high school bully (Josh Peck). Peck is a revelation in this movie, and the overall cast is phenomenal. It is disturbing, but extremely effective in many ways, and even thoug...
December 18, 2009
"Mean Creek," the debut film from writer/director Jacob Aaron Estes, is so-so. It's an intriguing idea, but Estes cannot quite pull it off. He particularly shows himself weak with actors. The cast of unknown, inexperienced teenagers seemed lost in most scenes, as if they had no f...
September 29, 2009
Not a bad film. It reminds me of Bully though which is slightly different but better.
September 7, 2009
Even though this is quite beautifully shot and has very gripping subject matter, still it leaves you somehow outside and cold. It never really starts to fly and the dialogue that is written for the kids sound way too adult to come out from the kids in this age. This is director/w...
February 4, 2009
Fairly well acted by all the young guys envolved and was a pretty good storyline with an interesting dilemma, bit of a slowish start though.
September 22, 2008
May 18, 2008
This was bloody brilliant.
November 21, 2007
The begining was really obnoxious (what some director thinks kids act like), and the end came too sudden and unfulfilling, but the middle was pretty good. Kids kill some fat kid on accident. In Oregon.
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