Galveston

Galveston

Galveston

A hitman (Ben Foster, Leave No Trace) and prostitute (Elle Fanning, The Beguiled) are on the run together in this pulpy crime thriller based on the Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective) novel. Director Mélanie Laurent’s English-language debut.

201894 minsUSA
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Galveston / Reviews

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

A hitman with a terminal illness (Ben Foster) hits the road with a sex worker (Elle Fanning) in Galveston, a crime drama adapted from a novel by True Detective author Nic Pizzolatto. It is an exciting and deeply compelling film that packs an emotional punch.

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Vulture

Vulture

There are some late, minor twists in Galveston that suggest the movie has more on its mind than it lets on - but they ultimately don't amount to much.

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Variety

Variety

"Galveston" is tough, uncompromising, and hauntingly believable, just a little too slow and a lot too serious for today's typical action audiences.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

With shadowy imagery that pushes the boundaries of visibility and a mumbly lead performance from Ben Foster that strains the limits of intelligibility, "Galveston" goes past film noir and lands at film murk.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

It's uncompromising but at the end, it does leave some room for hope and Foster, in his intense, contained way, makes Roy's redemption highly plausible unexpectedly poignant.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A muted crime drama that runs out of plot too soon, but makes up for it with powerhouse performances and a finely shaded sense of place.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A seedy but sincere and strikingly attractive picture adapted from the novel by Nic Pizzolatto.

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