Galveston Reviews

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March 27, 2020
Intense crime drama has graphic violence and sex.
February 13, 2020
GALVESTON is far more contemplative than one might expect from the plot synopsis, and confident work from Laurent and the lead actors galvanises the light script to multiplicative effect.
October 22, 2019
[Galveston] starts off like a dramatic thriller but winds up, like its characters, on an unexpected and affecting journey.
July 17, 2019
Galveston is little more than a pulp weepy with delusions of Cormac McCarthy, bolstered by a solid performance and a truly stirring epilogue, but not much else.
April 14, 2019
Seedy and all too familiar film noir thriller.
April 7, 2019
This is a movie that stays lodged in one's mind, although the images are not pleasant.
April 5, 2019
Foster gives a typically strong performance as the troubled protagonist, while Fanning is excellent as the vulnerable Rocky.
April 1, 2019
It's uncompromising but at the end, it does leave some room for hope and Foster, in his intense, contained way, makes Roy's redemption highly plausible unexpectedly poignant.
March 19, 2019
There's a sadness that permeates throughout this gritty tale about a hitman heading for Galveston in search of redemption.
March 18, 2019
The film has a few shortcomings but when it works it works with perfection. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 4, 2019
Even Ben Foster and Elle Fanning's great performances can't save this film's flat end. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 19, 2019
An amateur script that can't be saved by the talent both behind and in front of the camera.
January 7, 2019
A trip without twists, moderately fascinating, that pays the umpteenth tribute to the cult of American Iconography. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 26, 2018
[A]n uneven but arrestingly beautiful drama.
December 12, 2018
Galveston is a neo-noir model of narrative efficiency anchored by excellent work by two of our finest actors, and a film that will hopefully serve as Laurent's introduction to the world of English-language cinema as something other than an actress.
December 11, 2018
A good cast wasted on an aimless, violent and somewhat sordid on-the-road/on-the-lam melodrama.
December 7, 2018
The filmmaker brings subtlety and sensitivity to tell a torn and atypical story of redemption. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 4, 2018
[Director] Mélanie Laurent does not stay far from the American Southern noir. [Full review in Spanish]
October 31, 2018
Replete with thoughtful character work by Ben Foster and co-star Elle Fanning and immersive direction by Melanie Laurent, Galveston is a lingering cinematic experience.
October 29, 2018
A tragic, fatalistic drama led by two strong performances and anchored by Laurent's strong direction.
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