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Southland Tales

Rated R for language, violence, sexual material and some drug content.

R In Theaters 11/14/2007 , 161min.
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Viewer Score
64%
Viewer score based on 5 ratings
44%
Critic score based on 26 reviews

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September 19, 2008
brakemanjack
This movie reminds me of a sight I once saw in Herford Texas. In a feed lot there was this huge heap of dung on which was standing majestically a cow. Remove the cow and you have the humor value of this movie and the smell. I spent money on this pile, please don't let this happen to you.
June 17, 2008
walkerbjs22
Southland Tales, while offering an intriguing vision of the future, remains frustratingly incoherent and unpolished.
May 22, 2008
perfectwatersong
I actually worked on the film- two 17 hour days at the Skirball ( or was it "screwball, as in 'comedy' ) centerin L.A., playing a club-goer as a BG actor. Around 300 of usspent two consecutive nights in a mock club-set-in-a-Zeppelin floating over L.A. Kelley is a cool guy with a great imagination;he just needs to submit his ideas to the classic scriptwriting format: 3 act structure, character

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
You get the sense that Kelly is too angry to really find any of it funny. It's easy to empathize with his position, not so easy to remain engrossed in a film that's occasionally inspired but ultimately manic and scattered. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
An ambitious hodgepodge that is all bang and bluster. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
May be ambitious in its genre-defying abandon, sideswiping science fiction, satire, film noir and melodrama along the way, but it's also exasperatingly convoluted, self-amused and politically sophomoric. Full Review
Keith Phipps
The Onion (A.V. Club)
The further Kelly bends his funhouse mirror, the more he loses sight of what it was supposed to reflect. By the end, the image has twisted beyond coherence. Full Review
Manohla Dargis
The New York Times
Funny, audacious, messy and feverishly inspired look at America and its discontents. Full Review

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