Get Low

Get Low

Get Low

A comedy spun out of equal parts folk tale and real-life legend, set in 1930s Tennessee, about a feared backwoods recluse known as Felix Bush (a fantastically bearded Robert Duvall), who wants to hold a funeral for himself while he is still alive.

Sensing a big payday in the offing, fast-talking funeral home owner Frank (Bill Murray) enlists his gentlemanly young apprentice, Buddy (Lucas Black), to win over Felix’s business. Buddy is no stranger to Felix’s dark reputation, but what he discovers is that behind Felix’s surreal plan lies a very real and long-held secret that must get out.

2009Rating: M114 minsUSA, Germany, Poland
ComedyDramaMystery
91%
want to see

Reviews & comments

an all-time favourite

just perfectly paced and so subtley told/acted easily as good as 'the guard' from the same year

5.0

Brilliant

Bill Murray can do no wrong

4.0

Really Good

This is a good solid movie. It's not flashy and overdone, just solid. Has some moments of sardonic humor which is Bill Murray's specialty afterall. Mystery without being silly. And beautifully shot. well worth seeing.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

With a mix of sly humor, homespun grace and affecting poignancy, Get Low casts a well-nigh irresistible spell.

Total Film

Total Film

press

A showcase for Duvall, Murray and Spacek, Get Low will satisfy punters who don’t mind unhurried storytelling as long as it comes with eye-catching performances and a rewarding pay-off.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Though the story sometimes wanders into hazy, corny sentiment, its protagonist (called Felix Bush, which was apparently a nickname or alias of Breazeale's) is vivid, enigmatic and unpredictable.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

All of this is just plain enjoyable. I liked it, but please don't make me say it's deeply moving or redemptive and uplifting. It's a genre piece for character actors is what it is, and that's an honorable thing for it to be.

Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

Dead good...

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The results are entertaining -- up to a point.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Bill Murray lend their mega-watt talents to a undemanding movie. Beautifully shot but let down by an underwhelming final act.

3.0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Get Low is a gentle unpicking of an old man's obsessions... and an absolutely terrific character-driven gem of a film.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

With a mix of sly humor, homespun grace and affecting poignancy, Get Low casts a well-nigh irresistible spell.

Total Film

Total Film

press

A showcase for Duvall, Murray and Spacek, Get Low will satisfy punters who don’t mind unhurried storytelling as long as it comes with eye-catching performances and a rewarding pay-off.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Though the story sometimes wanders into hazy, corny sentiment, its protagonist (called Felix Bush, which was apparently a nickname or alias of Breazeale's) is vivid, enigmatic and unpredictable.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

All of this is just plain enjoyable. I liked it, but please don't make me say it's deeply moving or redemptive and uplifting. It's a genre piece for character actors is what it is, and that's an honorable thing for it to be.

Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

Dead good...

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The results are entertaining -- up to a point.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Bill Murray lend their mega-watt talents to a undemanding movie. Beautifully shot but let down by an underwhelming final act.

3.0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Get Low is a gentle unpicking of an old man's obsessions... and an absolutely terrific character-driven gem of a film.

4.0

an all-time favourite

just perfectly paced and so subtley told/acted easily as good as 'the guard' from the same year

5.0

Brilliant

Bill Murray can do no wrong

4.0

Really Good

This is a good solid movie. It's not flashy and overdone, just solid. Has some moments of sardonic humor which is Bill Murray's specialty afterall. Mystery without being silly. And beautifully shot. well worth seeing.

4.0