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The Dry Land

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

July 30, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Ryan Williams

Starring :

Ryan O'Nan, America Ferrera, Melissa Leo, Wilmer Valderrama, Jason Ritter, June Diane Raphael, Evan Jones

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..predictably bad results..”
by Robert Koehler [Variety]
“..O'Nan's shy, precarious performance keeps you with him to the edge of the abyss..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
“..Never has a cold beer looked quite so enticing..”
by Jeannette Catsoulis [NY Times]
2 of 4

“..just one more run-of-the-mill veteran-struggling-to-adjust-to-civilian-life tale..”
by Andrew Schenker [Slant Magazine]
Review rate : B

“..Just another cost-of-war movie..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
“..It's cloaked in an earnestness that suffocates..”
by Scott Tobias [NPR]
1.5 of 5

“..heavy-handed exposition, and truly hold the screen..”
by Sheri Linden [Los Angeles Times]
4 of 5

“..a worthy family melodrama for the Iraq War generation..”
by Steve Ramos [Boxoffice Magazine]
Review rate : D+

“..a painfully earnest drama..”
by Nathan Rabin [A.V. Club]
3 of 4

“..a gut-wrenching look at the human cost of war..”
by V.A. Musetto [NY Post]

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