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Lake City Reviews

November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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
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
An interesting little film.
November 24, 2008
A movie that just didn't really ring true.
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
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 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 19, 2008
The story is as impersonal as it is labored.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 19, 2008
Added to the general torpidity and twangy tropes of this Southern family drama is the discomfort of watching a natural actor force it.
November 19, 2008
There is very little wasted motion, to be sure, but also very little real-life like ambience.
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.
May 21, 2008
Moore and Hill's script plunges [Sissy] Spacek in a mawkish stew of banality and improbability composed of bits and pieces of earlier roles.