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Pure Country Reviews

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John Hartl
Seattle Times
May 18, 2016
The director, Christopher Cain, brings not a hint of irony to any of this -- not even to the Vegas finale in which Dusty is supposed to rescue himself from glitz.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 18, 2016
Pure Country is an Elvis movie with a thick country twang.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Clifford Terry
Chicago Tribune
May 18, 2016
Pure twaddle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
May 18, 2016
Singers often make good actors, but Strait's debut performance doesn't measure up to his heartfelt, down-home warbling. It doesn't matter much: Pure Country is pure corn.
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
May 18, 2016
Pure Country doesn't have much real drama in it because it`s only a flip of the coin as to how the story is going to turn out. But Strait and newcomer Glasser make solid impressions.
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Joseph McBride
Variety
March 26, 2009
Though this slick-looking paean to down-home values often undercuts its own message, Pure Country is an effective vehicle for amiable country star George Strait.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Too much of it depends on the magnetism of Mr. Strait, who peers into the camera sheepishly and never seems the superstar he is supposed to be.
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
George Strait plays it right to his name in Pure Country, a pleasant, low-key country-and-western film.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This is the very definition of the kind of movie where fans of the star will enjoy it more than dispassionate observers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4