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Sling Blade

Rated R for strong language, including descriptions of violent and sexual behavior.

R In Theaters 11/22/1996 , 140min.
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Viewer Score
95%
Viewer score based on 4 ratings
84%
Critic score based on 26 reviews

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July 24, 2013
wllcassand
OH! BY THE WAY! THE MUSIC SCORE WAS ALSO AWESOME. THE SONG AT THE END CLOSED THIS MOVIE OUT VERY WELL. THE MAKER
March 30, 2013
pbartrn
An excellent film. Demonstrates inabilitiy to function in society after institutionalism. Thorton is amazing and barely recognizable. a family favorite
March 31, 2009
Rdwrichardr70
a great movie!
March 31, 2009
Oklindah
Billy Bob never looked so good and confident..................

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

USA Today
Sling Blade is about a society barely holding on by its fingernails, the home and hearth hardly a place of respite. Unlike "The Ice Storm" or "The Sweet Hereafter," Sling Blade is devoid of the creature comforts of middle-class life that at least allow people the degraded hobbies that keep them functioning. [May, 1998] Full Review
Christopher Sharrett
USA Today
Sling Blade is about a society barely holding on by its fingernails, the home and hearth hardly a place of respite. Unlike "The Ice Storm" or "The Sweet Hereafter," Sling Blade is devoid of the creature comforts of middle-class life that at least allow people the degraded hobbies that keep them functioning. [May, 1998] Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Takes you down paths full of primitive, almost biblical implications, but it also finds comic relief in moments of palpable tension. Full Review
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
A story that's startling, soulful and absolutely unforgettable. Full Review
Elvis Mitchell
The New York Times
Thornton is sadly affecting in the film's central role. Full Review

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