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Lone Star Reviews

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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Sayles' latest never bores during its 21/4-hour unreeling. But neither does it soar, despite finessing a complex flashback narrative set in 1957 and present-day.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 10, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
February 12, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
John Sayles' "Lone Star" contains so many riches, it humbles ordinary movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
April 3, 2005
John Sayles is in fine form here, thanks in no small part to an excellent cast.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
December 30, 2002
A near-perfect examination of small town Texas life, as seen through the prism of a decades-old murder mystery.
| Original Score: 5/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: low +3 out of -4..+4
Rob Gonsalves
March 11, 2008
The latest chapter in Sayles' ongoing great American novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
September 27, 2012
One of several of writer-director John Sayles's masterpieces -alongside such unforgettable films as "City of Hope," "Matewan" and "The Secret of Roan Inish" - "Lone Star" is an absorbing neo-Western mystery told in a haunting magical realist tone.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Sayles' witty, vividly demotic dialogue knocks even Tarantino for six, the characterisations are uniformly colourful and credible, the soundtrack and the widescreen camerawork exemplary ...
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 17, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
This ambitious project is an engrossing and an original work.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 85/100
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 21, 2002
A capacious drama about political, racial, and familial tensions and the changes sparked by memories in a southwest border community.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
August 31, 2004
Lone Star is intrinsically an aggregate of John Sayles' prior films, politically and racially.
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