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The United States of Leland Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Uneven drama that's too intense for kids.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 29, 2010
Cole Smithey

"The United States Of Leland" deftly points out dilemmas in current American ideology that frequently escalate into tragedy.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B-

May 4, 2009
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A very good film about the utter senselessness of murder...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

August 7, 2008
Matthew Turner

Hoge seems to take delight in the fact that the film's conclusion is so frustratingly vague, whereas in fact it's both annoying and disappointing.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

July 5, 2005
Michelle Thomas
Future Movies UK

Full Review Source: Future Movies UK | Original Score: 6/10

July 5, 2005
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Powerful and provocative--if perhaps a bit subdued.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 28, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... the ultimate result is like one of those college rock songs that hint at a depth that just isn't there.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: B-

January 29, 2005
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

The drama makes us yearn to discover the reason Leland killed the boy, but the point of the movie isn't to grant us a big revealment.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

April 23, 2004
Todd Gilchrist

What Gosling accomplishes as Leland cannot be overstated in its brilliance; he gives a face, a mind and a heart to today's doped-up, condemnable teens.

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April 19, 2004
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

Hoge pours his heart and his considerable writing talent into this exploration of one of our time's most puzzling phenomena: juvenile violence.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

April 17, 2004
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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An intriguing movie about how badly we really want to know the unknowable, what makes kids kill other kids.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

April 16, 2004
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

| Original Score: B-

April 13, 2004
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the overabundance of periphery characters and their respective subplots winds up hurting the film more than anything else.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

April 11, 2004
Tom Long
Detroit News
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A thoughtful, mature, daring work that looks beneath the surface of an awful act and asks questions few would ask.

| Original Score: B+

April 9, 2004
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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The performances range from solid to excellent (Mr. Gosling and Mr. Donovan are among the standouts), and the ubiquitous teen angst is handled with a minimum of condescension.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B-

April 8, 2004
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The strengths of Leland ... come from its performances.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

April 8, 2004
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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... really powerful stuff.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

April 5, 2004
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

A film whose nuances glimmer with a diamond's brilliance.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 5, 2004
Dustin Putman

A shattering glimpse of the way a community reacts when the erratic killing of an innocent suddenly hits close to home...Deserverdly stands as one of the best films of 2004.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 3, 2004

Time Out
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June 24, 2006
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
July 8, 2005
July 5, 2005

Boston Phoenix
April 17, 2004

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April 9, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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April 9, 2004
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