Galveston Reviews

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.
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.
December 11, 2018
A good cast wasted on an aimless, violent and somewhat sordid on-the-road/on-the-lam melodrama.
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 19, 2018
The two leads convey some emotionally rich character dynamics, except it's too often compromised by a predictable noir-style storyline that feels contrived.
October 18, 2018
With shadowy imagery that pushes the boundaries of visibility and a mumbly lead performance from Ben Foster that strains the limits of intelligibility, "Galveston" goes past film noir and lands at film murk.
October 18, 2018
A sort of modern film noir peopled by flawed figures with bleak prospects, one that offers a pervasively downbeat ambience but not much dramatic insight.
October 16, 2018
There are some late, minor twists in Galveston that suggest the movie has more on its mind than it lets on - but they ultimately don't amount to much.
October 15, 2018
The film is a slow, directionless anti-thriller that never manages to build tension or establish any stakes.
October 15, 2018
Despite its ostensive seriousness, "Galveston" is a tepid crime drama without talons sharp enough to sink into the audience.
March 24, 2018
Galveston looks and feels like a retread of moments borrowed from far better pictures.
March 12, 2018
Sadly, the movie is never able to rid itself of a somewhat somnambulant aura, as these wayward bottom feeders hope to find a better life, and we know that nothing but pain and sadness await in their future.
March 12, 2018
Foster is very good, and Fanning is even better, but Galveston is one of those movies that ended, and I wondered why I had taken the journey.