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Down in the Valley Reviews

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August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 18, 2007
Jacobson examines the life and death of the western and its incompatibility with the youth of today ... a fascinating, yet slightly off-balance, mix of tribute and scrutiny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 13, 2007
The values of past and present collide in this beautifully shot, finely acted reexamination of the American Dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 1, 2007
A tale which, apart from its basic conceptual kinship to classic western films, is wholly original and deeply prescient about the darker shoals of human nature.
January 19, 2007
A cautionary tale about the dangers of casual sex, or even casual friendships with strangers.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 25, 2006
The movie does not waste the performances, but the screenplay could have served them better.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 7, 2006
...if you don't require moral instruction with your popcorn, it's probably as close as you're going to get to a John Ford Western this year.
Read More | Original Score: 91/100
July 6, 2006
The unpredictable, jarring "Down in the Valley" is another worthy addition to Norton's résumé.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 1, 2006
... part homage to the Western genre and part eulogy to a disappearing American West, and the intentions of which are as cryptic and enigmatic as the look on Norton's face.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 30, 2006
Norton's brilliant performance walks the tightrope effortlessly, playing for our sympathies while arousing our suspicions.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
June 24, 2006
Strange but compelling.
June 2, 2006
Even if this drama from David Jacobson can't quite cover all the territory the director-writer is looking to survey, it still's one of the most original movies in a long time.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 2, 2006
Norton sells it, as far as all of this can possibly go. Even if you doubt some of the action, you never doubt the existence of Harlan, a man out of time and out of options.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 1, 2006
With a distant yet affecting performance, Norton (Fight Club, The Italian Job) reminds us why he's often considered among the best American actors, right alongside Sean Penn.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 30, 2006
An original and utterly unconventional tragedy of fantasy and reality.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 30, 2006
Captures the flavor of a contemporary indie -- courtesy of an innovative auteur and one of our greatest male performers.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 30, 2006
An unusual, occasionally breathtaking but sinister tale of two star-crossed lovers where urban and rural America collide.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 30, 2006
A sober and often chilling examination of the conflict between the Old West and the New West.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 27, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 26, 2006
If the movie isn't exactly satisfying as a whole, it is certainly provocative.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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