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  • 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

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    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

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  • July 24, 2013 wllcassand
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    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
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    An excellent film. Demonstrates inabilitiy to function in society after institutionalism. Thorton is amazing and barely recognizable. a family favorite

  • March 31, 2009 Rdwrichardr70
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    a great movie!