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Reviews for Contractor’s Routine

SF Weekly:

Gravel-voiced Tom Sizemore adds a layer of mystery in the small but crucial role of Jacob’s former art teacher, spitting out chunks of thought-provoking voice-over laced with beady-eyed paranoia. The ending, as with all well-conceived psychological thrillers, invites you to replay the movie in your head, sifting for hints and meaning.



SF Chronicle:

Whatever limitations the filmmaker faced, it didn’t temper his ambition. This is the rare do-it-yourself-style indie film with flashback war scenes. “Contractor’s Routine” is also a puzzle, with seemingly innocuous events and conversational asides that become crucial when put together. 



Variety:

Flirting with aspects of sci-fi (complete with some fleeting cosmic f/x), horror and tricky unreliable-narrator psychology, “Routine” might make most viewers wish it didn’t resist genre categorization and its simpler rewards so strenuously….Assembly is resourceful, with Isiah Flores’ lensing worth special mention.


 Jarod Mobarak
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Contractor’s Routine is a puzzle to be solved through sights and sounds; it’s a story that never panders to its audience or believes they won’t understand. It wouldn’t surprise me at all to hear people come out of a viewing, shaking their heads and wondering what the heck happened

Posted 2 years ago by John Piscitello

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