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Ratings & Reviews

  1. J.J. 'Jake' Gittes's rating of the film Lone Star

    This is about 'race relations' in a multi-cultural Texas-town close to the Mexican border & a murder mystery; closely interwoven. Numerous sub plots, lots of characters, big amount of flashbacks, but it doesn't become 'rich'. The 1st half of the movie is interesting, the 2nd is quite boring & uninspired. The movie is too long & lacks emotion. 2,5 stars.

  2. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Lone Star

    Remember in the beginning, when you couldn't tell if McConaughey was going to be a good actor or not? He did this one, but then 'A Time to Kill' wasn't so great? Then he did all those damn rom-coms? He always had potential, and this movie proved it.

  3. Mtume Gant's rating of the film Lone Star

    Its admittedly been a while....I need to revisit. 3.5

  4. Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film Lone Star

    The mystery itself is of little to no importance since this really is about the people, and Sayles clearly is a filmmaker with great compassion. Lone Star is the apex of indie filmmaking in the '90s and an extraordinarily engrossing film that reads just like a fine piece of literature.

  5. filmcapsule's rating of the film Lone Star

    Exhuming the ghosts of the past. I loved the multicultural tapestry of this town, and how the life of every person is still touched by the past, historical, cultural, familial, personal.

  6. Elephants_Gerald's rating of the film Lone Star

    A dense, rich novel splayed out onto a cinema screen, with more than ten distinct characters moving through their memories and the mysteries of time, molded into the shape of a juicy detective story, with John Sayles' liberal ideologies soaking all the way through to the casting choices -- everyone gets a voice, rare enough for the 90s. The copies floating around have a condensed VHS quality to them, for shame.

  7. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film Lone Star

    ★★★★ Forget the Alamo.

  8. Zach Closs's rating of the film Lone Star

    A film that has insightful things to say about ethnic conflict without becoming an overblown, ham-handed, rant-prone passion piece. After all, "Lone Star" is a fascinating and effective genre mash-up, above all. Cooper is a joy to watch, too. He's a phenomenal actor who rarely gets the screen time or the thoughtful, rich characters he deserves.

  9. Simone Visentini's rating of the film Lone Star

    The movie is quite good, but I felt in love with the Cooper & McDormand's scene. Frances is astonishing!

  10. There Will Be Josh Schasny's rating of the film Lone Star

    Pseudo-Western. Intergenerational film noir mystery. Whatever you call it. This film is an exercise is epic storytelling. It goes under the radar with many people, but it should be explored more often.

  11. jacMi's rating of the film Lone Star

    Visuals, story, dialogue and developed characters. It has all!

  12. Noiresque's rating of the film Lone Star

    I was in love and in lust with Chris Cooper when I first saw Lone Star.

  13. Fabio Penela's rating of the film Lone Star

    another superb film from maverick john sayles.

  14. Eleanor Abernathy's rating of the film Lone Star

    what a great movie. the epitome of john sayles. can't get any better than this.

  15. Matt Keane's rating of the film Lone Star

    Fantastic multi-layered study of a Texan border community, race relations, father-son relationships, dealing with the past... All interwoven within a fascinating detective story. Chris Cooper gives a career defining performance. Kris Kristofferson is the embodiment of pure evil. Story telling at its finest.