What evolves among them is a kind of realistic fairy tale, sustained by the sweet gravity and guttural, deadpan minimalism of Thornton's performance. show more
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] show more
A story that's startling, soulful and absolutely unforgettable. show more
OH! BY THE WAY! THE MUSIC SCORE WAS ALSO AWESOME. THE SONG AT THE END CLOSED THIS MOVIE OUT VERY WELL. THE MAKER
An excellent film. Demonstrates inabilitiy to function in society after institutionalism. Thorton is amazing and barely recognizable. a family favorite
a great movie!