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Lone Star Reviews

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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
February 10, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
February 12, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
John Sayles' "Lone Star" contains so many riches, it humbles ordinary movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 3, 2005
John Sayles is in fine form here, thanks in no small part to an excellent cast.
| Original Score: 4/5
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
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: low +3 out of -4..+4
March 11, 2008
The latest chapter in Sayles' ongoing great American novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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+
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/5
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 ...
October 17, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
This ambitious project is an engrossing and an original work.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 85/100
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 21, 2002
A capacious drama about political, racial, and familial tensions and the changes sparked by memories in a southwest border community.
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
August 31, 2004
Lone Star is intrinsically an aggregate of John Sayles' prior films, politically and racially.
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