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Down in the Valley Reviews

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Both actors work hard to give this disturbing crime story some flavor and substance, but the narrative is overextended and poorly organized.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 18, 2006
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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Strange but compelling.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It aims to be a Badlands for a new generation. It's closer to The O.C. with horses.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

June 23, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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June 3, 2006
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Even if this drama from David Jacobson can't quite cover all the territory the director-writer is looking to survey, it still's one of the most original movies in a long time.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

June 2, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Jacobson kicks up a lot of dust here, but as it begins to settle, the movie becomes more and more muddled.

| Original Score: C+

June 2, 2006
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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Norton sells it, as far as all of this can possibly go. Even if you doubt some of the action, you never doubt the existence of Harlan, a man out of time and out of options.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

June 2, 2006
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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With a distant yet affecting performance, Norton (Fight Club, The Italian Job) reminds us why he's often considered among the best American actors, right alongside Sean Penn.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

June 1, 2006
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Thirty minutes shorter, this would be a swell romantic chiller. As it stands, the film collapses under the weight of cowboy mythologies drawn out to unsustainable lengths.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

June 1, 2006
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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If the movie isn't exactly satisfying as a whole, it is certainly provocative.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 26, 2006
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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Like too many films, Down in the Valley turns on its viewers.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

May 26, 2006
Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Jacobson's story goes haywire.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: D+

May 25, 2006
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Writer/director Jacobson does a masterful job setting the stage for a modern-day western, one in which the protagonist seems to have arrived by teleportation tube from another century.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

May 19, 2006
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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An odd, adventurous blur of modern life and enduring cowboy myths.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

May 19, 2006
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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In the end, it's really just a thriller, slower than most, with pockets of dead time but with a few extra flourishes, too, thanks to Norton.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

May 19, 2006
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A supremely empathic director, Jacobson tunes the emotional frequency of his actors to a heartbreaking pitch.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 19, 2006
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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One of those pictures you root for even when it goes badly wrong.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 19, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A movie the actors and director take as far as they can until the story bogs down in questions too big to forgive.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 19, 2006
Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
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Patchy but powerful rumination on myth, youth and man's capacity for brutality.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

May 18, 2006
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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The film just keeps circling, never narrowing in on who its characters truly are or where it wants to take them.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 12, 2006
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Noteworthy for the poetry it aspires to and the jumbled prose it delivers.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 12, 2006
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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It's singular, unusual, unexpected, fresh and familiar at once.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

May 11, 2006
F.X. Feeney
L.A. Weekly
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Jacobson has an excitingly clear-eyed, unsentimental feel for the intensity of adolescent passion.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

May 11, 2006
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Jacobson has a good eye for widescreen compositions and sustains a low-key note of dread but is less successful in his attempt to graft a neo-Western to a neo-noir.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B

May 11, 2006
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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I didn't buy half of what I was seeing.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

May 10, 2006
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The purity of Norton's madness is a wonder.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

May 9, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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All the problems in this film could have been solved really quickly if anybody had used a little bit of intelligence.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

May 8, 2006
Stephanie Zacharek
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The last third of the picture drags along listlessly -- by the end, we feel dusty and worn out, a little too tired to see Harlan for the romantic, tragic figure that he is.

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May 5, 2006
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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Along the way, it devolves from revisionist romance into banal thriller.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

May 5, 2006
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Only a disastrous lurch by the script can make us stop caring, but that's what happens: Drama is replaced by melodrama.

| Original Score: 2/4

May 5, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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The movie turns into something strange and annoying, an attempted blend of a suburban thriller with an Old West shoot-'em-up.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

May 5, 2006
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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An allegorical neo-Western with dreams as big as the fantasies that consume its protagonist, a suburban cowboy (Edward Norton) who is not what he appears to be.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

May 4, 2006
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Mysterious and bold at every turn...

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: A-

May 4, 2006
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Disturbing but riveting...

Full Review Source: New York Observer

May 3, 2006
Rob Nelson
Village Voice
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This contrived lament for the lonesome cowboy means to measure what remains of the old western in the absence of the Old West, eventually plopping its displaced ranch hand protagonist onto the fake Main Street of an old western movie set.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 2, 2006
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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... a wild thing that sticks with you long after it's over.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

April 27, 2006
Scott Foundas
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Imperfect and overlong, but hugely ambitious and often breathtaking.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 18, 2005
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Down in the Valley might have come off as conceptually sound on paper, but onscreen the whole idea falls apart.

May 17, 2005
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