White Rabbit (2013) Movie Review

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2013 | Drama
90 minutes /

User Score: 67/100

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White Rabbit Review


A bullied high school student starts having visions of a rabbit that he killed when he was a kid, soon putting him in a state where his imagination threatens to cause him to carry out violent acts.

White Rabbit (2013) is an American drama thriller movie that is 90 minutes long and was filmed in Louisiana, USA. Director Tim McCann (Revolution #9 (2001), Desolation Angels (1995), The Aftermath (2014), Nowhere Man (2005)) did an amazing job executing this movie. It brought tears to my eyes for the troubled teenager but also brought light to me. The movie contains violence, suspense, terrifying moments, graphic images, human behaviour and I would not recommend for children of young age to see this movie. I would not let my 12-year-old see it.

White Rabbit is about Harlon Mackey (Nick Krause - The Descendants (2011), Boyhood (2014), How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)) who has terrifying visions. His visions started after his abusive alcoholic father (Sam Trammell - True Blood (2008), The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007), Autumn in New York (2000)) made him kill a rabbit when he was hunting at a younger age. Besides having these horrific visions, he is also bullied in school and has an undiagnosed mental illness that is not getting better. He commits terrifying, violent acts from the visions that he has and the things he hears. Harlon appeared to be changing or at least we hope so after he met Julie ( Britt Robertson - The First Time (2012), Dan in Real Life (2007), Ask Me Anything (2014), The Longest Ride (2015)) who is new to town. Things turn bad quickly after Julie betrays Harlon and Harlon’s imagination, and reality seems to be blending together. Harlon is not doing well in school, and there is a chance that he might be held back.

Harlon spends a great of time with his best friend Steven ( Ryan Lee - Super 8 (2011), This Is 40 (2012), Trophy Wife (2013)) shooting his rifle and reading comics. Somehow, the comic starts speaking to Harlon and has a hand in his crimes. I felt sad for Harlon and what he has to go through. No one should go through that, I did not like the crimes he committed but then again he could not help it because of his life issues or could he have helped it? I greatly appreciate this movie and that it offers us a chance to peek into the mind of a mentally disoriented person with a damaged soul. White Rabbit is a movie that everyone should see because it deals with real life matters. Some people may not like it but if you think about it over a few days then some light may shine.

About White Rabbit 2013

Title: White Rabbit
Year: 2013
Runtime: 90 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Drama
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.3/5 stars from 15 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 15
Starring: Jesse Yarborough, Billy Slaughter, Joseph Uzzell, Ritchie Montgomery, Geraldine Glenn, Carol Sutton, Lawrence Turner, Dodie Brown, Aaron Saxton, Jeff Galpin, Carl Palmer, Denise Williamson, Brady Yarborough, Ryan Lee, Britt Robertson, Toby Bronson, Maria McCann, Mary Peyton Stewart, Josh Warren, Holly O'Quin, Shirley Tregre, Joshua Elliott Pickel, Garrett Hollingsworth, Joshua Pickel, Sharon Smith, Taylor E. Brown, Benjamin Brant Bickham, Sharon Barfield, Bailey Orrell, Susie Labry
Writers: Anthony Di Pietro
Director: Tim McCann