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Shimmer Lake (2017)

TV-MA | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 9 June 2017 (USA)
An inventive crime thriller told backwards -- reversing day by day through a week -- following a local sheriff's quest to unlock the mystery of three small town criminals and a bank heist gone wrong.

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An inventive crime thriller told backwards -- reversing day by day through a week -- following a local sheriff's quest to unlock the mystery of three small town criminals and a bank heist gone wrong.

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In the bank scene Zeke is reading the reprint of Different Seasons by Stephen King. This collection of four short stories includes The Body (which would become the movie Stand by Me), Apt Pupil, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, and The Breathing Method. See more »

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At approximately 43 minutes in (during the "Wednesday" segment), we see a front shot of Zeke talking to the FBI men, and he is not wearing sunglasses. A moment later, the camera changes to a rear shot and we can see that Zeke now is wearing sunglasses. See more »

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Tight little thriller worth a view
10 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

Read the plot summary, "OK, structured like Memento, let's see if it's original." Started out fair with nothing very compelling. Seemed like a standard small town crime story with nothing new beyond the backwards- in-time format. But definitely picks up along the way. Got more interested as I watched and it ultimately paid off very well! The structure truly served the plot and was not just applied to make it seem creative. It was inventive, tautly paced, well cut and an appropriate length. Give it a shot. You might even want to watch it again. I plan to.


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