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At Close Range Reviews

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October 3, 2015
Director James Foley and screenwriter Nicholas Kazan expertly recreate that part of America that feels like it should exist under a rock with the clammy mud and scurrying insects, and their efforts are supported by an intense performance from Walken.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 21, 2015
A grim true story thriller that never relents in its violence.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 6, 2015
...the film's finish is far more grim and bleak than one could possibly have anticipated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 29, 2012
Relentlessly grim, At Close Range offers a frightening glimpse at the dark side of American life and poses disturbing questions about family ties.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 29, 2012
Engaging performances by Penn and Walken can't quite turn this brutal curio into something more substantial.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 13, 2008
General audiences will respond to the very strong performances of the two leads, especially Walken in one of his best roles.
June 24, 2006
Less than intoxicating.
April 3, 2005
Brittle and rough; full of excellent performances, too.
| Original Score: 4/5
November 24, 2004
Though beginning as a tale about alienated youth, the film quickly devolves into a melodrama of a son (Sean Penn) corrupted by his own father (Christopher Walken) in a valueless world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 26, 2004
A riveting film about murder, the father-son relationship gone bad and the high cost of rejecting the view that might makes right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 9, 2004
Christopher Walken's hair and bushy mustache almost make the maudlin At Close Range worth watching, but not quite.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
May 20, 2003
There's something bold about the film's wealth of imagery, but it also so overstates the material of the screenplay that it eventually annihilates both it and the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 17, 2002
One of the most underrated thrillers of it's time
| Original Score: 3/5
July 29, 2002
"a dark jewel of a drama, with first-rate performances"
| Original Score: 4/5
February 13, 2001
If you like your drama dark and your taste in acting favours the credible-looking but verbally challenged Sean Penn, then you'll likely find At Close Range an interesting movie choice.
Read More | Original Score: 73/100
January 1, 2000
Penn and Walken [are] at the top of their forms in roles that give them a lot to work with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 8, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
October 26, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 12, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 6, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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