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Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

September 13, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Billy Bob Thornton

Starring :

Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon, Robert Patrick, Ray Stevenson, Billy Bob Thornton, Shawnee Smith, Frances O'Connor, Katherine LaNasa, Tippi Hedren, Marshall Allman, John Patrick Amedori

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2 of 4

“..the movie even gets away with its classicist vibe for a good while too..”
by Robert Abele [Los Angeles Times]
3 of 5

“..just as the title awkwardly envelops a movie star's demise in heavy symbolism, all this plays out rather clunkily in the script by Thornton and Tom Epperson..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
“..it feels so slow, in fact, that I commented on the way out that it's very dangerous to place a false ending in anything that slow..”
by Linda Holmes [NPR]
2.5 of 5

“..but in its best moments, you can see what the film might have been with half a dozen fewer characters..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Sam Adams [Time Out New York]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Reviewed by Justin Chang [Variety]

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