Lone Star Reviews
February 27, 2018
With old-fashioned craftsmanship, Lone Star is not a movie you'll quickly forget. It may not dazzle you with its flash, but it has more on its mind than all the summer would-be blockbusters put together.
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.
March 26, 2009
A richly textured and thoroughly engrossing drama that ranks with indie filmmaker John Sayles' finest work.
March 11, 2008
The latest chapter in Sayles' ongoing great American novel.
January 24, 2007
Lone Star, one of Sayles best and most popular films, explores the historical strain between the Mexican and American communities in Texas. Though a bit didactic (too many sermons), it's well acted and visually more satisfying than his other films
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 ...
September 14, 2005
Well over two hours with not a single minute wasted.
April 3, 2005
John Sayles is in fine form here, thanks in no small part to an excellent cast.
December 28, 2004
It is the structure of the film, including the smooth-subtle pans, turning present to past and back to present, that really awe. (published 7-19-96)
August 31, 2004
Lone Star is intrinsically an aggregate of John Sayles' prior films, politically and racially.
July 30, 2003
March 19, 2003
A intriguing use of non-linear narration . . . a palette of fascinating characters, and the gothic Americana setting of a small Texas town with many skeletons in its closet.