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The Newton Boys Reviews

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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.
Full Review | 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
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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