It's the start of a new year at a small suburban high school. Abigail (Quinn Shephard) is an outcast who seeks solace in the worlds of the characters she reads about, much to the amusement of her manipulative classmate, Melissa (Nadia Alexander). When an intriguing new drama teacher (Chris Messina) casts Abigail over Melissa in Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Abigail's confidence blooms, and soon her relationship with Jeremy begins to move beyond just fantasy. Melissa, fueled by vengeful jealousy, begins to spiral out of control and concocts a plot against Abigail. This triggers a chain of events that will come to affect everyone around them, as well as reveal some dark truths.
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The Film Stage
May 14, 2017 An engaging debut that subverts the male gaze that might be associated with this kind of teacher/student relationship drama.Read in Source
Film Journal International
January 04, 2018 A strong filmmaking debut from the multi-talented Quinn Shephard.Read in Source
August 31, 2017 If this confident movie is unsure of anything it's how much of the cleaning to do before the credits and how much to leave for the audience.Read in Source
January 04, 2018 It's a deliberate film, and a brilliantly constructed one as well. We definitely haven't heard the last of Quinn Shephard.Read in Source
April 23, 2017 The film is powered by some fine acting, as well as a current of sincere feeling that helps you forgive some of its more conspicuous flaws and limitations.Read in Source
May 02, 2017 The result, though under-realized, shows great promise from a filmmaker who's clearly just getting started.Read in Source
January 03, 2018 "Blame" eventually drowns in its shortcomings, but it does offer a clear look at Shephard's potential as a filmmaker.Read in Source
New York Times
January 04, 2018 "Blame" is earnest but underdeveloped. At the same time, it's overdetermined and often overplayed.Read in Source
January 05, 2018 Shephard has a lively eye for the neurotic ripples of high-school society, but her most audacious gambit is to dare to place the audience in a grey zone between innocence and judgment ...Read in Source
Los Angeles Times
January 02, 2018 It's impressive enough that 22-year-old Quinn Shephard wrote, directed, produced, edited and stars in the high-school melodrama "Blame." It's almost a bonus that the movie's good.Read in Source
December 29, 2017 In attempting to grapple with issues of bullying, mental health, burgeoning sexuality, and pedophilia, the film bites off more than it can chew.Read in Source
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