Don't Come Knocking Reviews
But then you suddenly just realize that this ain't getting nowhere. It's just boring and stupid. It feels like the director lost his ball completely and had to get the movie completed as fast as possible, no matter what kind of bullshit it was.
I thought the movie was gonna be great because of the cool poster but actually the poster ended up being the best part of the movie. The movie's supposed to be some kind of anti-cowboy/western, but it's just irritating and boring. Jessica Lange, what's wrong with you?
Don't bother watching this one. It sucks.
Tantalizing but ultimately unsatisfying - sometimes we are left to wonder what might have been...
This movie had incredible potential but was disappointing on a few levels: Gabriel Mann doesn't make Earl much of a sympathetic character, he is more or less a young adult burdened with unresolved adolescent anger toward his absentee, wayward father; the screenplay doesn't offer much character development especially with regard to Earl and Howard; we never learn much about what Howard's demons are and why he decides at this stage in his life that it's time to make amends. There is a scene where Howard is at his mother's house thumbing through a scrapbook containing press clippings detailing the debauchery and decadence that marked the peak of his acting career; however, this does not have nearly the impact that a flashback would've.
Sarah Polley turns in the finest performance of the film. Sarah Polley delivers a heart wrenching dialogue in one of the final scenes. Her non-verbal expressions, tone, and delivery dramatically reveal Sky's underlying emotional strength and her unconditional love for a father she hardly knew.
Seriously it's a beautiful film about forgiveness & redemption, the story of a man who at a time in his life has nothing to live for & decides to go back to his roots trying to somehow rebuild himself.