“Watching an estimable quintet of character actors do their thing is the chief pleasure of Cut Bank, a largely routine thriller dressed up as a quirky small-town morality play. The feature helming debut of Matt Shakman does well by all but the youngest members of its core cast — a creative stumble that unfortunately leaves a gaping hole where the film’s heart should be. Quality supporting performances, including another excellent turn from Bruce Dern, should help boost the pic’s profile wherever it lands.” — from Geoff Berkshire‘s 6.18.14 Variety review.