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Based on 12 Reviews
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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A respectable and fairly decent movie. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Only natural spitfire Spacek, as the pickup-driving mom of the land, feels fresh. There's even a mouthy kid Garity is "taking care of" - guess whose son he is? show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The film is effective in its intimate moments as well as its violent set pieces, and it could attract audiences, primarily because of Spacek's superb performance. show more

  • 25
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    One of those Deep Dark Secret movies, the dull indie Lake City combines a wholly uninteresting family mystery with a wholly unconvincing crime drama. show more

  • 30
    Austin Chronicle

    The only thing saving Lake City from total ridiculousness is Spacek. show more

  • 58
    Bill White Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Garity, son of Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden, gives the kind of performance rarely seen in today's movies. show more

  • 42
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    The story is as impersonal as it is labored. show more

  • 30
    Village Voice

    Added to the general torpidity and twangy tropes of this Southern family drama is the discomfort of watching a natural actor (Garity) force it. show more

  • 20
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    Feels like a movie whose story was slapped together during filming. Its three phases -- Southern pastorale, Sudsville and Kablooie -- don’t really connect. show more

  • 20
    Ronnie Scheib Variety

    Moore and Hill's script plunges Spacek in a mawkish stew of banality and improbability composed of bits and pieces of earlier roles. show more

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