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1,117 Ratings

Southland Tales

Directed by Richard Kelly
United States, France, 2006
Sci-Fi, Comedy


Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster.

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Southland Tales Directed by Richard Kelly

Critics reviews

For all its political satire, high-toned literary and Biblical references, lowbrow sex jokes, and grand sci-fi spectacle, the troubled heart of Kelly’s film maudit lies in Dwayne Johnson’s confused stares and twiddling fingers, with only a levitating ice-cream truck and a reconciliatory meeting of the self offering a pathway to… well, some kind of salvation, maybe.
November 18, 2015
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A confusing, hallucinatory work, it’s difficult to summarize SOUTHLAND TALES’ tangle of paranoid sci-fi premises, which touch on federal corruption, terrorism, declining energy sources, Hollywood schlock, and other issues currently plaguing the American psyche.
May 23, 2008
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