• R, 1 hr. 39 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    George Gallo
    In Theaters:
    Apr 29, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 8, 2009
  • Monterey Media Inc.

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Local Color Reviews

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Kriter-director George Gallo has given the stocky, ever-commanding Mueller-Stahl a heroic, bravura role and has been rewarded by the actor with a towering, complex portrayal that is surely among his finest.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 31, 2009
John Tottenham
L.A. Weekly
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For a purportedly autobiographical work, the events of this labor of love from director George Gallo, fit seamlessly into the fabric of the standard coming-of-age movie.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

July 30, 2009
Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
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I suspect Local Color will lose those unfamiliar with the jargon and subtleties of the art world. Skip it.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

July 6, 2009
Ben Lyons
At the Movies
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Obviously a passio project for Gallo but he is never really able to translate that importance to the audience. We never really care or connect with these characters.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

July 6, 2009
S. James Snyder
Time Out New York
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The sweeping landscapes look flawless, but missing from Local Color's canvas is any nuance in its human elements.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

July 1, 2009
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Beneath its layers of sentimentality Local Color means what it is says.

| Original Score: 3/5

June 26, 2009
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
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How is it that a film about the love of art can make art seem so detestable?

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 24, 2009
Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
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A sweet, autobiographical coming-of-age story set in the summer of 1974.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 18, 2007
Jay Weissberg
Variety
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Even the soft-hearted may find this formulaic yarn of a young man's apprenticeship to a cantankerous artist too rosy-hued and treacly.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 13, 2007
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