Galveston Reviews

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.
December 26, 2018
[A]n uneven but arrestingly beautiful drama.
October 19, 2018
"Galveston" is tough, uncompromising, and hauntingly believable, just a little too slow and a lot too serious for today's typical action audiences.
October 19, 2018
Bleak and gripping, Galveston offers a compelling experience for those who don't demand pure escapism and are willing to sample the darker side of cinema.
October 19, 2018
The film equivalent of a familiar, not too special song that's been brilliantly re-arranged and performed.
October 18, 2018
A muted crime drama that runs out of plot too soon, but makes up for it with powerhouse performances and a finely shaded sense of place.
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 17, 2018
The coda abruptly re-configures a tired crime saga into an altogether different kind of story, one that doesn't see redemption as something Roy might achieve for himself, but rather as something that he can give to the people who need it from him.
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 16, 2018
Everything about Galveston is expertly realized, provided you're willing to ignore the nagging emptiness where its emotional core was meant to be.
October 15, 2018
Despite its ostensive seriousness, "Galveston" is a tepid crime drama without talons sharp enough to sink into the audience.
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.
March 12, 2018
A seedy but sincere and strikingly attractive picture adapted from the novel by Nic Pizzolatto.