October 22, 2018
The characters are vividly real, especially the confused, searching Tex of Matt Dillon, a natural-born star, and the solid, sensible Mason of Jim Metzler, who is also destined for an important career.
March 26, 2009
Writers Charlie Haas and Tim Hunter (latter making his directing debut) seem intent on incorporating every conceivable adolescent and adult trauma into their script.
October 23, 2004
There is a shock of recognition almost from the beginning of Tex, because we're listening to the sound of American voices in an authentically American world.
August 30, 2004
This is a film that accomplishes everything that it attempts, and does so expertly. On its own terms, it is a success through and through.