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13 Ratings

The Builder

Directed by Rick Alverson
United States, 2010


Having set out from coastal Queens to the Catskills, an Irish immigrant carpenter finds himself overcome by an inexplicable fatigue.

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The Builder Directed by Rick Alverson

Critics reviews

The Comedy put Alverson on the map, but it’s not his first film. His debut feature, The Builder, offers an illuminating counterpoint to The Comedy; it too is about a man dealing with a case of existential emptiness. But the film’s approach is genuine in ways that The Comedy isn’t.
June 12, 2015
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