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Local Color Reviews

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
July 31, 2009
Kriter-director George Gallo has given the stocky, ever-commanding Mueller-Stahl a heroic, bravura role and has been rewarded by the actor with a towering, complex portrayal that is surely among his finest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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John Tottenham
L.A. Weekly
July 30, 2009
For a purportedly autobiographical work, the events of this labor of love from director George Gallo, fit seamlessly into the fabric of the standard coming-of-age movie.
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
July 6, 2009
I suspect Local Color will lose those unfamiliar with the jargon and subtleties of the art world. Skip it.
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
July 6, 2009
Obviously a passio project for Gallo but he is never really able to translate that importance to the audience. We never really care or connect with these characters.
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S. James Snyder
Time Out
July 1, 2009
The sweeping landscapes look flawless, but missing from Local Color's canvas is any nuance in its human elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
June 26, 2009
Beneath its layers of sentimentality Local Color means what it is says.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
June 24, 2009
How is it that a film about the love of art can make art seem so detestable?
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
October 18, 2007
A sweet, autobiographical coming-of-age story set in the summer of 1974.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jay Weissberg
October 13, 2007
Even the soft-hearted may find this formulaic yarn of a young man's apprenticeship to a cantankerous artist too rosy-hued and treacly.