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Tex

Tex (1982)

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Critic Reviews: 3
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Tex represented the first film adaption of a novel by "teen angst" specialist S. E. Hinton. Matt Dillon stars as Tex McCormick, an Oklahoma farm boy who drifts into bad company and a dangerous lifestyle after his mother dies and his father deserts him. His older brother Mason (Jim Metzler) struggles to keep his sibling on the straight and narrow, but he too has a cross to bear: his crippling lack of self-worth. Surprisingly, the film was produced by the Disney company, which heretofore had

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Drama, Kids & Family

Nov 16, 1999

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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (2) | DVD (1)

Writers Charlie Haas and Tim Hunter (latter making his directing debut) seem intent on incorporating every conceivable adolescent and adult trauma into their script.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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There is a shock of recognition almost from the beginning of Tex, because we're listening to the sound of American voices in an authentically American world.

October 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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This is a film that accomplishes everything that it attempts, and does so expertly. On its own terms, it is a success through and through.

August 30, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A very frank and gritty story about two brothers.

December 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
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Dillon, though occasionally annoying, turns in a decent performance, as do Jim Metzler as his brother and Meg Tilly as his girlfriend.

August 20, 2010 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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A stirring, memorable early performance by Dillon

May 6, 2005
Moviehole

Tex explores the stressful relationship between two brothers living without adult supervision.

February 4, 2004 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Like Hinton's novels, Hunter has directed a compassionate and astute depiction about growing up.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
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Audience Reviews for Tex

you git chur horse back, boy... why she's da one done convinced you to tell yer brother you love him.
January 22, 2013
LoughnerWasLucid

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Matt Dillon has never been more subtly expressive and transparent, and maybe only funnier in Singles; Jim Meltzer is actually funny here as a straight man; there is some great camerawork and lighting. S.E. Hinton seems to be dealing with more Judy-Blume type issues here, so the movie works like a neorealist afterschool special.
June 21, 2011
adammahler1

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The lousiest of S.E. Hinton's books to be brought to screen. Do yourself a favor and rent either the Outsiders or Rumble Fish they are so much better
April 6, 2009
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