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At Close Range Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 21, 2015
A grim true story thriller that never relents in its violence.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
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

TV Guide
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

Empire Magazine
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
Top Critic
Variety Staff
August 13, 2008
General audiences will respond to the very strong performances of the two leads, especially Walken in one of his best roles.
Cole Smithey
March 8, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
October 26, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 12, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
April 3, 2005
Brittle and rough; full of excellent performances, too.
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
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
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
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
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 6, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 21, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
September 17, 2002
One of the most underrated thrillers of it's time
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 29, 2002
"a dark jewel of a drama, with first-rate performances"
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
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
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Less than intoxicating.
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