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Lone Star Reviews

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John Hartl
Seattle Times
March 22, 2013
[A] complex and rewarding new Texas murder mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Joe Leydon
Variety
March 26, 2009
A richly textured and thoroughly engrossing drama that ranks with indie filmmaker John Sayles' finest work.
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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 ...
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Sayles' quiet intelligence and methodical pacing have their appeal, as long as things are moving forward. In "Lone Star" he keeps them moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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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Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The great, stirring epic "Lone Star" stands as a peak in the career of John Sayles, who already has such admirably serious films to his credit.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Ken Tucker
Entertainment Weekly
June 21, 1996
Sayles has surrounded his hero with other, more interesting characters and has warmed Lone Star with the glow of a humanist optimism rare in contemporary movies.
Full Review | Original Score: B+