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George Washington Reviews

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
March 19, 2014
An exceptionally beautiful movie with some winning performances from a young and unproven cast,
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Scott Tobias
The Dissolve
March 10, 2014
George Washington is a mood piece first, and its triumph is in bottling up the intense feeling of early adolescence, and watching how tragedy transforms it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
July 5, 2011
Oh, you could analyze and debate and dissect the individual vignettes to smithereens, which is what makes it literary, I 'spect. But that would be too much like homework.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
April 13, 2011
This morality tale represents the impressive feature debut by regional filmmaker David Gordon Green, a talent to watch
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 17, 2010
What makes Green's work such a thing of beauty is its relentless, yet altogether genuine, modesty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 18, 2007
You have to bring a lot of yourself to this film if you want it to give something back, but the rewards are considerable.
Ken Fox
TV Guide
July 18, 2007
Stylized to the point of poetry, David Gordon Green's impressive debut fuses the lyricism of Terence Malick with Harmony Korine's willingness to poke around the garbage-strewn landscape of the American underclass.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Poetic, patient and beautiful, it's an astoundingly mature film from 25 year old debutant director Green.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
The film absorbs elements of documentary and improvisation to produce a remarkably organic whole.
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
It's possible to keep one's feet on the ground and still appreciate the film's quiet verbal and visual poetry.
| Original Score: A-
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
March 3, 2005
Lovingly photographed in warm sunlight and deep colors.
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
August 20, 2003
Has the feeling of a breathing issue of National Geographic as told threw the words of George Steinbeck and through the brush of Norman Rockwell.
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
March 4, 2003
Whether George Washington is a false dawn or the start of a whole new hope it remains one of the films of the year. Dream with it while you can.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
February 18, 2003
Like eavesdropping on people you didn't even know existed in America
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
January 9, 2003
A gorgeous, almost non-narrative portrait of kids in small-town America
| Original Score: 5/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 30, 2002
Beautifully-photographed, lyrical film by debut director David Gordon Green -- definitely a talent to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
It's nicely filmed, especially in the places where kid's-eye views of machinery, fields, and junk yards are seen.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Surprising, rare gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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+

Irish Times
November 16, 2001
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
May 22, 2001
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Ebert & Roeper
January 1, 2000
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