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Sling Blade

Synopsis

Sling Blade marked the directorial debut of country singer turned actor Billy Bob Thornton, who also authored the script (expanding George Hickenlooper's acclaimed short Some Folks Call it a Sling Blade) and stars in the picture. Thornton plays Karl Childers, a mildly retarded man who spent most of his life in a mental institution. When Karl was a boy, he was severely mistreated by his abusive father (more

Other Critics

5.0

84 out of 100 Metascore®

Universal acclaim

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For Families

16

OK for kids 16+

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