After surviving a setup by his criminal boss, a hitman rescues a young prostitute and flees with her to Galveston, Texas, where the two find strength in each other as dangerous pursuers and the shadows of their pasts follow close behind.
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"Galveston" affirms what most of us already (should) know and that's Ben Foster and Elle Fanning can carry a film comprised of dead-weight and missed opportunities on their own — put them together and they can *almost* make you think this is a great film. Simply put this ain't "Hell or High Water." A murky retread of "Leaving Las Vegas," aside from an interesting last chunk, another wholly forgettable L for neo-noir.
This is less a movie about story but more about the performances. Foster and Fanning brings their A-game and Laurent gives them space to breathe and evolve which is a joy to see. Because of that it is a shame that the story is not terribly interesting and rehashes noir tropes without adding much to make it stand out. I think that both Laurent, Fanning and Foster deserved a better script.
Malgré une solide prestation de l'acteur Ben Foster (et une plus mitigée composition de sa partenaire Elle Fanning, en mijaurée pleureuse et translucide) cette première œuvre américaine de la boulimique Mélanie Laurent, transpire trop l'application et la pondération d'un travail bien fait, qu'une véritable création cinématographique libérée des contraintes et des freins inhérents à la production...www.cinefiches.com