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The Hawk Is Dying Review

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4.0

Dave White Profile

… so weird it's disturbingly comic … Read full review

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  • 3.0
    48

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Variety David Rooney

    Already gasping for breath in its opening scenes, picture takes two bleak, unyielding hours to finally expire.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter James Greenberg

    Loaded with obtuse symbolism, the film is not only hard to understand, it isn't much fun trying to figure it out.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    Set in North Florida and based on a book by Harry Crews, The Hawk Is Dying is a dreary study of male angst groaning beneath the weight of its own symbolism.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    I won't pretend it makes for a happy night at the cinema, and it may require a leap of faith to succumb to Goldberger's spell. But I leapt, and found it enthralling up to the point where this legitimately weird movie capitulates to the most conventional catharsis. I'd rather watch Goldberger fail than a hundred others succeed.

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