In Dubious Battle Reviews

  • In Dubious Battle
    • Genre : Drama
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : R
    • Duration : 110 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : 15
    • Studio : Momentum Pictures
    • Official Site : -
    • Reviews Rate
      Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.

    • Readers Rate

Movie Reviews

  • the movie struggles to transcend broad outlines: Its characters are strictly symbols, timeworn archetypes of good and evil as threadbare and familiar as the artfully faded calicos and denim on their backs
    Review rate : B- by Leah Greenblatt [Entertainment Weekly ]
  • technically, this is a modest independent production but the film's scale and period recreation don't suffer from that all. It's just a shame that Franco's dreams and ideas for this film weren't as big as those of his protagonists
    by Boyd van Hoeij [Hollywood Reporter ]
  • instead of being sloppily miscalculated (the "Franco touch"), this attempt at a Depression-era labor drama in the vein of John Sayles just bores its way through almost two hours of screen time, never rising above anonymity
    Review rate : D by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky [A.V. Club ]
  • if Franco had harnessed this emotion more fully throughout In Dubious Battle, he might have made a profound film
    1.5 of 4 by Chuck Bowen [Slant Magazine ]
  • here is a film with its heart in the right place, but everything else is out of whack. The dramatic pace flatlines to a plodding trudge. The performances are cardboard
    2 of 5 by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian ]

Reader's Reviews

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