Undertow Reviews

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September 17, 2010
March 26, 2009
A deep-fried piece of Southern Gothic that wears its unpleasantness like a merit badge...
August 16, 2007
Green's signature pastoral tangents and codeine pacing don't slow down this tale of two boys fleeing their psychotic uncle so much as inappropriately slacken any of the story's suspenseful aspects.
June 21, 2005
A front-loaded film, sure, but what a front.
March 7, 2005
December 17, 2004
December 10, 2004
Green's characters often find themselves in raw, unprotected moments, but Undertow also can feel a little too mesmerized by its own junkyard visions.
December 9, 2004
The film's first half is hypnotically watchable.
November 19, 2004
Green is all surface and no depth in his effort to channel the late novelist William Faulkner.
November 11, 2004
There's certainly nothing wrong with trying to make a movie visually pleasing, but it shouldn't come until after there's a good plot and intriguing characters.
November 5, 2004
From its opening lines and first enigmatic image, everything about Undertow is both dreamlike and real, artfully elusive and matter-of-fact.
November 5, 2004
A satisfying, bewitching gumbo.
November 5, 2004
Undertow, which is well worth seeing for the performances by Bell and Lucas, is obviously a transitional film, but where Green wants to go remains unclear.
November 4, 2004
A taut piece of Southern Gothic from Richardson native David Gordon Green.
November 4, 2004
One non-threatening Undertow.
October 30, 2004
Hamstrung by a feeling that its director was striving for oddity, purely for oddity's sake.
October 30, 2004
Those going to Undertow expecting a thriller will find the proceedings slow going. However, those who are seduced by the characters and the setting will find that the 105 minutes pass quickly.
October 29, 2004
'Southern Gothic' and 'arthouse' are rarely used to describe the same movie, and Undertow is a prime example of why that is.
October 29, 2004
Though at times tough going because of its violence and seeming hopelessness, the film has a genuine emotional pull.
October 29, 2004
The movie was monkeyed with too much in postproduction.
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