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Earthwork Reviews

June 23, 2011
The story has dramatic reversals, humor, suspense and plenty of colorful, eccentric characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 19, 2011
"Earthwork" takes an unexpected swerve but one that adds layers of meaning and emotion to a film that is as beautiful and wrenching as it is unassuming.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 29, 2011
Character actor John Hawkes, his rural demeanor tailor-made for hick pics, breaks through typecasting stereotypes in his nuanced portrayal of crop artist Stan Herd in Chris Ordal's ambitious Earthwork.
April 29, 2011
John Hawkes brings a laconic soulfulness to this ultra-low-key, only mildly involving tale of artistic pursuit.
April 29, 2011
Directed, written and produced by Chris Ordal, "Earthwork" is best left to TV.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 28, 2011
Earthwork's narrative follows too-familiar templates, and its characters lack the careful detail of Herd's own art.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 28, 2011
Imagine spending an afternoon watching a bunch of vagrants putter around on an abandoned city lot, and you've pretty much nailed the viewing experience of "Earthwork," a painfully dull account of a year in the life of the Kansas crop artist Stan Herd.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
April 27, 2011
Every crop artist should be so lucky to have John Hawkes, lanky character actor and recent Oscar nominee, portray them onscreen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 26, 2011
Like Herd, the movie strives for a connection with land and labor typically missing from depictions of urban life, and provides a timely model for finding value in lean circumstances and humble company.