At Close Range (1986)
Average Rating: 7/10
Reviews Counted: 19
Fresh: 16 | Rotten: 3
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Critic Reviews: 4
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 2
Average Rating: 3.6/5
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General audiences will respond to the very strong performances of the two leads, especially Walken in one of his best roles.
There's something bold about the film's wealth of imagery, but it also so overstates the material of the screenplay that it eventually annihilates both it and the story.
Penn and Walken [are] at the top of their forms in roles that give them a lot to work with.
Relentlessly grim, At Close Range offers a frightening glimpse at the dark side of American life and poses disturbing questions about family ties.
Engaging performances by Penn and Walken can't quite turn this brutal curio into something more substantial.
Brittle and rough; full of excellent performances, too.
Though beginning as a tale about alienated youth, the film quickly devolves into a melodrama of a son (Sean Penn) corrupted by his own father (Christopher Walken) in a valueless world.
A riveting film about murder, the father-son relationship gone bad and the high cost of rejecting the view that might makes right.
One of the most underrated thrillers of it's time
"a dark jewel of a drama, with first-rate performances"
Audience Reviews for At Close Range
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