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Lake City Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    29

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 20

    out of 100

    Variety Ronnie Scheib

    Moore and Hill's script plunges Spacek in a mawkish stew of banality and improbability composed of bits and pieces of earlier roles.

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  • 20

    out of 100

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Feels like a movie whose story was slapped together during filming. Its three phases -- Southern pastorale, Sudsville and Kablooie -- don’t really connect.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Added to the general torpidity and twangy tropes of this Southern family drama is the discomfort of watching a natural actor (Garity) force it.

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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    The story is as impersonal as it is labored.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    The film is effective in its intimate moments as well as its violent set pieces, and it could attract audiences, primarily because of Spacek's superb performance.

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