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The Newton Boys Reviews

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January 8, 2018
As portrayed by Matthew McConaughey in his first fully satisfying screen performance, Willis Newton regards his three younger brothers and their associates as social rectifiers who take money only from the real thieves: bankers and their directors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 23, 2006
A handsome production that nicely evokes the 1920s and a likeable cast headed by McConaughey can't compensate for a Western-gangster film that's too diffuse and lacks a discernibel POV to be dramatically engaging.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 27, 2004
Like the Newtons themselves, the film never goes for the kill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 3, 2003
Linklater seems to understand the root of McConaughey's appeal stems from his wild side. Casting McConaughey as someone noble and high-minded... is like hiring Madonna to play a housewife.
September 9, 2002
There's little nuance in the straightforward, chronological way the tale is told--it's hard to point to a scene that's worth discussing after you've left the theatre.
March 5, 2002
Linklater's genuine regard for his characters and fidelity to his setting are his strongest directorial traits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
These are fetching performers, but their built-in energy is about all The Newton Boys has going for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
More yawn-inducing than fifty people yawning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
January 1, 2000
Had this come out three months ago, it would be up for an Oscar for something.
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 20, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 9, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
May 6, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 14, 2004
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 19, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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