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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.
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
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 6, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
June 21, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
September 17, 2002
One of the most underrated thrillers of it's time
| Original Score: 3/5
July 30, 2002
Read More | 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
June 24, 2006
Less than intoxicating.
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