I am at a loss as to why the votes for this movie are so low as of right now - 5 people out of 10 voting a 2? Really? Also, when did those people see the movie, considering that the world premiere was only five hours ago here at the Berlin Film Festival and IMDb's daily update hasn't happened yet?
But to get to the point: "Shotgun Stories" is an excellent movie. The director (and writer) has a great ear for dialogue, the acting is flawless, the camera makes the stifling heat and humidity of the Arkansas backcountry almost tangible, and the score is perfectly written to tell of impending doom without being painfully obvious or full of bathos.
The audience at the premiere today loved it.
If this is what Nichols can do on his first try, I can't wait to see his future projects.