| Original Score: B+
Oh, you could analyze and debate and dissect the individual vignettes to smithereens, which is what makes it literary, I 'spect. But that would be too much like homework.
| Original Score: 3/4
This morality tale represents the impressive feature debut by regional filmmaker David Gordon Green, a talent to watch
What makes Green's work such a thing of beauty is its relentless, yet altogether genuine, modesty.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
You have to bring a lot of yourself to this film if you want it to give something back, but the rewards are considerable.
Stylized to the point of poetry, David Gordon Green's impressive debut fuses the lyricism of Terence Malick with Harmony Korine's willingness to poke around the garbage-strewn landscape of the American underclass.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Poetic, patient and beautiful, it's an astoundingly mature film from 25 year old debutant director Green.
| Original Score: 4/5
The film absorbs elements of documentary and improvisation to produce a remarkably organic whole.
It's possible to keep one's feet on the ground and still appreciate the film's quiet verbal and visual poetry.
| Original Score: A-
Lovingly photographed in warm sunlight and deep colors.
Has the feeling of a breathing issue of National Geographic as told threw the words of George Steinbeck and through the brush of Norman Rockwell.
Whether George Washington is a false dawn or the start of a whole new hope it remains one of the films of the year. Dream with it while you can.
Like eavesdropping on people you didn't even know existed in America
A gorgeous, almost non-narrative portrait of kids in small-town America
| Original Score: 5/5
Beautifully-photographed, lyrical film by debut director David Gordon Green -- definitely a talent to watch.
It's nicely filmed, especially in the places where kid's-eye views of machinery, fields, and junk yards are seen.
Surprising, rare gem.
| Original Score: 4/4
Combines the earthy lyricism of Terrence Malick with the muted eccentricities of a young David Lynch... a [gorgeous], quietly idealistic tale of adolescent soul-searching.
| Original Score: 3/5
One of the most striking and affecting American independent films of the year, heralding the arrival of a formidable young talent in Green.
| Original Score: 4.5/5