The Straight Story Reviews

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April 4, 2018
As far as I can see, [David Lynch] simply spotted a great story and embraced it. So will you.
Top Critic
March 22, 2002
January 15, 2002
Lynch has slowed the world down and gotten back in touch with it.
May 11, 2001
Another pleasant surprise.
January 1, 2000
One of the most delicately poignant road pictures ever made in this country.
January 1, 2000
Lyrical, sweet and brimming with optimism about the human condition.
January 1, 2000
One of cinema's most charming actors.
January 1, 2000
A slow-moving, folksy-looking, profoundly spiritual film.
January 1, 2000
The Straight Story is the kind of triumph that most filmmakers as distinctively talented as David Lynch can only dream about.
January 1, 2000
Go with high expectations and be sure to take the children.
January 1, 2000
There could be no finer casting choices than Farnsworth and Spacek.
January 1, 2000
Lynch and legendary cinematographer Freddie Francis have crafted a hauntingly lovely mise-en-scne.
January 1, 2000
Lynch paces the film beautifully.
January 1, 2000
Lynch's first movie since Blue Velvet that truly envelops you in its spell.
January 1, 2000
A beautiful and surprisingly gentle film.
January 1, 2000
Too mannered and weird around the edges to be convincing.
January 1, 2000
Spacek does some of her best work.
January 1, 2000
A beguiling piece of Americana.
January 1, 2000
At the center of this film's luminous vision is its perfectly cast star.
January 1, 2000
Exalted work from cinematographer Freddie Francis.
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