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The Straight Story Reviews

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January 1, 2000
I'll take the softness of Blue Velvet over the tranquil landscape depicted herein.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 1, 2000
The viewer is presented with so many vistas of cornfields and paved two lane roads that I began to have flashbacks to the overused jungles of Thin Red Line.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
The Straight Story just is simply a painful film for any Lynch fan to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Too mannered and weird around the edges to be convincing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 21, 2014
Is The Straight Story one of my favorite Lynch films? Hard to say. Is it one of his most meticulously, and perfectly constructed? Well, I just can't disagree on that one.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 1, 2000
The screenplay by John Roach and Mary Sweeney finds poetry and truth.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Lynch paces the film beautifully.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
The essential decency of all of the movie's characters is a good subject for family discussion.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 29, 2010
Great, but young kids may be bored and restless.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2002
Director David Lynch's American odyssey is a masterwork of quiet poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
There could be no finer casting choices than Farnsworth and Spacek.
November 26, 2001
One of the best pictures of the year.
January 1, 2000
In short, Lynch as Republican.
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A great Richard Farnsworth performance and an even better one by Spacek.
July 9, 2002
Farnsworth proves the greatest special effect is the human face.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Simple, linear and symmetrical.
Read More | Original Score: 91/100
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
For those willing to put themselves into the hands of Lynch, they'll find a sweet, serious, and moving odyssey of one man making the physical and emotional trip to his estranged brother.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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