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Earthwork Review

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  • 40

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    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    Imagine spending an afternoon watching a bunch of vagrants putter around on an abandoned city lot, and you've pretty much nailed the viewing experience of Earthwork, a painfully dull account of a year in the life of the Kansas crop artist Stan Herd.

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  • 50

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    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

    Oscar-nominee John Hawkes' convincing portrayal of real-life "crop artist" Stan Herd is the exceedingly quiet center of an exceedingly nonabrasive film that has all the dramatic energy of plants growing.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Like Herd, the movie-which resists peeking above the horizon until its final, poignant skyline shot-strives for a connection with land and labor typically missing from depictions of urban life, and provides a timely model for finding value in lean circumstances and humble company.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    A flawless gem, a gentle yet ultimately ironic meditation on the power of art.

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