Shimmer Lake (2017)

Plot: The film follows a small town sheriff who is tracking three bank robbers, one of whom is his own brother. The film starts at the end and works its way back to the start of the story.

Director: Oren Uziel

Starring: Rainn Wilson, Adam Pally, Stephanie Sigman, Benjamin Walker, Wyatt Russell, Ron Livingston, Rob Corddry, John Michael Higgins.

It’s a very simple story and the reason it is told backwards is so that it can deliver you the shocking bombshell at the end of the film instead of the start. It can seem quite complicated, I even struggled to get my head around the story at first but once you wrap your head around the structure of it, it’s quite easy to follow.

It’s surprisingly humorous as well. At the end when it finally shows the bank robbery, the main protagonist is quite funny. The only reason this humour fit in with the story after the whole film being too serious was because of the bombshell. The main character becomes cocky and it reveals why he’s all of a sudden change.


I wouldn’t say it is the best movie Netflix has produced but its got a short running time and you’re dying to get to the end just so you can see the start of this story. The cast are all great too.

An entertaining crime film!


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