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Main Street (2011)

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Critic Reviews: 1
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 1

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Several residents of a small Southern city whose lives are changed by the arrival of a stranger with a controversial plan to save their decaying hometown. In the midst of today's challenging times, each of the colorful citizens of this close-knit North Carolina community, will search for ways to reinvent themselves, their relationships and the very heart of their neighborhood. -- (C) Official Site

PG,

Drama

Horton Foote

Nov 15, 2011

$1.6k

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (7)

With diorama staging and repetitive medium and long shots, stage director turned moviemaker John Doyle creates rigor mortis on film.

October 27, 2011 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It's not groundbreaking, but it's pleasant enough.

October 20, 2011 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Like a small firecracker that turns out to be a dud..as dead as the city it depicts..Durham ought to sue for libel.

September 9, 2011 Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine
Hollywood & Fine

Main Street is an ensemble drama that functions as a display case for a range of regional drawls, from the authentic to absurd.

September 8, 2011 Full Review Source: Movieline
Movieline

There's something interesting here at the core of the conflict, but the story is offered so little room to breathe, coming across rushed and undercooked.

August 26, 2011 Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com
BrianOrndorf.com

This disappointingly suffers from some uninspired direction and a clutch of odd casting choices, which never work.

May 20, 2011 Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)
FILMINK (Australia)

An unreleased movie is like a kind of commodity, one whose value goes up and down depending on the vagaries of circumstance.

May 19, 2011 Full Review Source: sbs.com.au
sbs.com.au

While Main Street does have its merits, the production (which ironically experienced its own share of financial hardships before and after shooting) feels ever so slightly unfinished.

May 19, 2011 Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia) | Comment (1)
Herald Sun (Australia)

Audience Reviews for Main Street

With a cast like the one this film has and a script based on a Horton Foote story it should have much better than the dull pointless mess that this one is.
December 8, 2012
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jay nixon

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Great cast....not so great script. I kept waiting for the meaning of it all. It never came. What a waste of some great talents. Not terrible, but definitely forgettable.
March 29, 2012
itsjustme2004

Super Reviewer

The film took me by surprise. From the trailer, I wasn't expecting much. However, after watching the film, I was pleasantly surprised by it. It is really good. I don't understand why it didn't get more publicity when it came out. The film kind of, in a weird way, reminded me of the movie Magnolia. I felt like I have seen this type of film before. It is well directed and great dialog in it. The film is well casted and everyone shines. I definitely recommend this film.
March 16, 2013
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Sol C

Super Reviewer

This is a tough one. Great cast. Great performances. Less than good story. It builds like an actual movie but never goes anywhere. Characters were interesting enough to make it worth checking out though.
November 25, 2011
SunilJawahir

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