Galveston Reviews

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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.
October 24, 2018
The story's essential masculinity, this notion that violence is justified and cleansing and whatever else, is never quite brought to bear; it's too romanticized, too "mythic", too in awe of its awesomeness.
October 22, 2018
Galveston, for all its crime tropes and cliches, is really more of a mood piece about relationships and the ephemeral nature of random love and loss in a harsh, modern dog-eat-dog world.
October 20, 2018
Though Mélanie Laurent's first English language directorial effort isn't as sparkling as her previous French language features, her capabilities are certainly on full display.
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