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206 Ratings

The Newton Boys

Directed by Richard Linklater
United States, 1998
Western, Crime, Action


Four Newton brothers are a poor farmer family in the 1920s. The oldest of them, Willis, one day realizes that there’s no future in the fields and offers his brothers to become a bank robbers. Soon the family agrees.

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The Newton Boys Directed by Richard Linklater

Critics reviews

Linklater’s detail-oriented approach to the period piece is unpretentious and freshly executed, but it’s also dependent on the specific energies of its actors. McConaughey and Hawke brashly root the drama of a given moment in their ability to change the trajectory of scenes by boisterously calling attention to their scheming and playfulness, respectively.
September 16, 2014
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There isn’t a dull moment in The Newton Boys – its true story is packed with charm and interest — but the user-friendly storytelling that the company store banks on isn’t as important as the film’s other virtues: direction of actors, period detail, sense of rhythm, sweet-tempered tone, comic flavor, visual taste, and imagination.
April 03, 1998
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