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George Washington Reviews

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Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
September 26, 2002
A gracious sleepwalk of a movie that could have used a firmer strut.
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
August 27, 2002
Combines the earthy lyricism of Terrence Malick with the muted eccentricities of a young David Lynch... a [gorgeous], quietly idealistic tale of adolescent soul-searching.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
August 15, 2002
One of the most striking and affecting American independent films of the year, heralding the arrival of a formidable young talent in Green.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
July 31, 2002
What a strange and beautiful film!
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 28, 2002
In its simplicity and realism, the film scores points.
Full Review | Original Score: A
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 3, 2002
It looks unusually good for an indie (it was shot in 35mm and widescreen) and it has some wonderfully naturalistic scenes.
| Original Score: B
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Brave and thoughtful and aesthetically pleasing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
March 17, 2002
George Washington is the closest thing we have to William Faulkner on screen
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeremy Heilman
March 5, 2002
George Washington is the best American film of 2000.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 27, 2002
With a kind of eerie beauty and simplicity, David Gordon Green captures a slice of American life in this truly original film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 8, 2002
A shockingly powerful film and, better yet, manages to do so in under 90 minutes.
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
Peter Bradshaw
October 16, 2001
On the basis of this stunningly impressive feature debut, [director Green] is set to become a Terrence Malick for the 21st century, reviving the values of artistry and reflectiveness in American indie cinema.
Jason Korsner
September 24, 2001
You want to like the film more, but, unfortunately, it just moves too slowly, not enough happens and the characters just don't have enough interesting or original things to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 9, 2001
An abstract, symbolic title is perfect for such an abstract, symbolic movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Steve Tilley
Jam! Movies
July 31, 2001
Less a traditional movie than a lyrical photo essay of fictional characters in a world so real it's almost surreal, George Washington deserves to be seen simply because it's not quite like anything that's come before.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 30, 2001
The sort of picture that murkily suggests all sorts of deep meanings because it's fundamentally incoherent.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 10, 2001
A work of startling originality that will haunt you for a good, long time.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Greg Muskewitz
February 27, 2001
Too eager and too ambitious to be a classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
February 27, 2001
A work of uncommon beauty and intelligence, one that is smart enough to trust its characters and the technical contributions of its crew.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
The film's composition is nearly flawless, with the filmmakers juxtaposing the lush, Southern landscape with the rusted, twisted remains of industrial parks and warehouses that have been deserted and forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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