Lone Star (1996)

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John Sayles invites you to return to the scene of the crime.

Directed By John Sayles John Sayles Starring Chris Cooper Chris Cooper  •  Elizabeth Peña Elizabeth Peña  •  Clifton James Clifton James  •  Kris Kristofferson Kris Kristofferson  •  Matthew McConaughey Matthew McConaughey Genres Drama  •  Mystery  •  Romance  •  Romantic Drama  •  Social Problem Film Studios &
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Academy Award Nominated  •  The Criterion Collection  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Castle Rock Entertainment  •  Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Nominated  •  Independent Spirit Award for Best Film Nominated  •  Flickchart Road Trip
Release Info 1996-06-21T00:00:00Z June 21, 1996
Color  •  135 minutes R Rated R
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topichtennis

topichtennis on 1/5/2011 Reply  · 

This movie has a lot of good things in it, but at times I felt that the story was too big. Big, that's not necessarily a bad thing. David Lean made 'big' movies, and Lone Star is kind of like those old epics. It really plays out like a novel, all the side stories, sub plots and, character backgrounds. Amongst the vastness of this film, I feel we stray too far from the main mystery. But I enjoyed the direction in which the movie strayed. I love the interactions between characters that have nothing to do with the main plot. It's in these interactions we explore themes such as race relations and the age gap. The overall problem is the pacing. The subject matter is great, the performances are good for the most part, but the pacing really takes you out of the film at points.

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