The Hottest State

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Despite strong performances and a unique style, The Hottest State is too self-conscious and pretentious to truly succeed.

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A struggling actor (Mark Webber) and his lover (Catalina Sandino Moreno) have a rocky relationship.

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Critic Reviews for The Hottest State

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (28) | Fresh (17) | Rotten (36)

Audience Reviews for The Hottest State

  • Oct 11, 2010
    Well, I was expecting more from this.. maybe somethinig that will come close to Before Sunset/Sunrise.. I was excited at first to see the movie's style but it eventually it was not as good as I expected.
    Cita W Super Reviewer
  • Feb 12, 2008
    The pacing is quite fractured and the dialogue doesn't always work perfectly, but I personally enjoyed this film to a great extent. Overall, it's a very well-written piece guided by subtle direction from Hawke and excellent performances from the entire cast. Sad, engaging and driven by a sense of rare honesty.
    Mike T Super Reviewer
  • Jan 28, 2008
    love and relationships as a young guy from texas makes it to newyrk, and falls for a girl,they fall in and out of love, directed by ethan hawke, a great edgy feel, a nice honest look at friendship turned into passion and back again
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Dec 27, 2007
    Self-absorbed navel-gazing session at least has a tolerable soundtrack.
    William G Super Reviewer

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