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Lake City Reviews

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March 6, 2009
...ultimately establishes itself as a compelling little drama...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 24, 2008
An interesting little film.
November 18, 2008
As for Sissy Spacek, I can't think of a sounder role to reflect the unique qualities that make her so special.
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
February 22, 2009
It is phony, manipulative films like this that make people line up for Paul Blart: Mall Cop.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 12, 2008
When Hill and Moore leave story and characters behind to veer off into suspenseless chases through cornfields, one wonders if the era of earnest American drama may be coming to a close.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 5, 2008
A convoluted, discombobulated take on a small-town drama, Lake City shifts gears so often it never gets out of the driveway.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 5, 2008
With all the high-profile movies blasting into theaters at this time of year, Lake City will probably get lost in the shuffle. That won't be a tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 4, 2008
The only thing saving Lake City from total ridiculousness is Spacek.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 26, 2008
Mother and son have an uneasy bond that should be familiar to anyone who has ever seen a movie in which a child's room has been preserved and locked tight.
November 24, 2008
A movie that just didn't really ring true.
November 21, 2008
The astonishingly inept finish could serve as a primer in screenwriting classes on how not to wind up a family drama.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 21, 2008
One of those Deep Dark Secret movies, the dull indie Lake City combines a wholly uninteresting family mystery with a wholly unconvincing crime drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 21, 2008
Only natural spitfire Spacek, as the pickup-driving mom of the land, feels fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 21, 2008
An intermittently admirable but largely incongruous work that suggests not only divergent sensibilities on the part of the two neophyte filmmakers, but a certain indecisiveness regarding their core audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 21, 2008
When Sissy Spacek speaks her cliched lines in the mediocre screenplay of Lake City, her delivery lends them a resonance that is not in the written words.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 21, 2008
"Lake City" is a throwaway film with a cast it doesn't deserve.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 20, 2008
The movie has an earnest tone, and a burnished golden glow that's pleasing to the eye, but the characters have no life beyond their immediate problems, and the actions the plot requires them to take to resolve them.
Read More | Original Score: C-
November 20, 2008
All of these movies uneasily coexist under the umbrella title of Lake City, which is a shame because Sissy Spacek can be found wasting a genuinely affecting performance in this mess.
November 20, 2008
The filmmakers rely excessively on a repeated dreamlike flashback and on foliage, fields and sunsets to remind us 'we are all part of a greater universe.'
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