Shimmer Lake

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Oren Uziel
Production: Netflix
Rotten Tomatoes:
83 min


[door opens]

[woman] Andy, is that you?

[door closes]


Oh, hi, Zeke. Did you hear anything?

[Zeke] Not yet, no.

- [Zeke] Morning, Sally.

- Morning.

[woman] You hungry? Run downstairs

and grab a box of cereal.


Hey. Shh!

Hey, it's just me. It's just me. Hi.

Did you come down

to get some Fruit Loops?

Okay, okay. Shh!

Here you go.

There you go.

Okay, now can you do something for me?

When you go back upstairs,

don't tell anybody

that you saw Daddy down here, okay?

All right, it'll be our little secret.

Won't that be fun?

To have just a little secret

between the two of us?

All right? Okay, so remember. Now, shh!


[stairs creaking]

Thank you, Uncle Zeke.

Sally, were you speaking to someone

down in the basement?


Sally has an imaginary friend

named Melissa.

[phone ringing]

Hello? Oh, hi, Reed.

Any word about Andy?

Hang on.


He's not answering his phone?

Well, you better tell the Feds

to meet us there.

[footsteps departing]

Sally Ann, where do you think

you're going?

Oh, yeah, you bet. I'll see you in a few.

[footsteps approaching]

Sally! Go upstairs.

- But I want...

- Go upstairs now.

[bowl clatters]

[tires screeching]

[tires screeching, vehicle departing]

Ezekiel! It's the damnedest thing.

Someone just stole my car!

- You don't say?

- It's an '87 Cavalier.

You should be more surprised.

- [sighs] Surprise is for the ill-prepared.

- What?

Want a ride to work?

Hey, baby, it's me. [Chuckles]

Hey, I fucking got it.

When can you get away?

Okay, Shimmer Lake?

I'll wait for you. Okay.

F*ck, Zeke.

Mornin', Harris.

Guess you're ridin' up front, huh?

Is that right, Zeke? Good.



- Morning, Reed. Everything all right?

- Yeah, everything's just peachy.

[starts engine]

- How's the shoulder?

- It hurts.

Ask a stupid question.

Actually, when the bullet hit me,

it didn't hurt as much as you'd think.

Well, you're a tougher man than I am.

- Thanks for the ride.

- Don't mention it.

You know, I'm up for good-natured ribbing

between partners and everything,

but when you do it in front of someone,

it makes the other person feel weird.

He didn't know where to sit at first,

and it was like... [sighs]

Think I could've been FBI?

Couldn't do any worse than these assholes.

Yeah. Thanks, man.

Did you see anything

at the Burton place last night?

Nothing but phantom naked school boys.

I swear to God I saw a naked kid

trotting from one yard to the next.

Right. Other than that, nothin'.

Nobody came, nobody left.

Closed the bedroom curtains around ten.

- Regrettably.

- Lights went off at eleven.

Why regrettably on the curtains?

- Well, you know...

- She's smokin' hot.

She's smokin' fuckin' hot. That's why.

- Hey, where is she from in Mexico?

- Why would that matter?

Well, I think we'd probably want

to vacation down there.

Seriously, though, I did see a naked kid.

- Jesus. Enough already, will ya?

- I just... I saw it.

- You represent the Bureau.

- [knocking]


Judge Dawkins? Can you open up, please?

Why do we care

this Dawkins guy went AWOL?

- Well, the bank was robbed on Tuesday.

- [doorbell ringing]

Dawkins owns it.

So they robbed the bank,

came back, stole the banker?

Well, maybe Dawkins

was involved in the robbery.

Why would a guy who owns a bank

need money?

That is an excellent question.

Do they teach you that at Quantico?

- [chuckles]

- Mm.

- Rippin' on you.

- Yeah, you think so?

Judge Dawkins! Zeke Sikes!

Can you open up, please?



[phone ringing]

Sikes. Martha?

This is really not a good...

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