• Chrystal (2005)


Release Date: April 8th, 2005

DVD Release Date: August 30th, 2005

R |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

Returning to his hometown after 16 years in prison, Joe (Billy Bob Thornton) has to contend with his deeply troubled past, particularly the car accident that killed his son and permanently damaged his wife, Chrystal (Lisa Blount), both physically and emotionally. While Chrystal struggles to deal with Joe's renewed presence in her life, he tries to win her forgiveness. Joe's criminal history also comes into play when he must confront his old rival, a drug dealer named Snake (Ray McKinnon).

Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Lisa Blount, Ray McKinnon, Harry Lennix, Walton Goggins, Grace Zabriskie, Johnny Galecki, Colin Fickes

Director: Ray McKinnon

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Emotional, 2000s, Small town, Love, Transformation, Marriage, Wife

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Film Threat

    Dark and quiet is the tone from start to finish. show more

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A grand story of redemption, laced with barbecued wit and slopped with intrigue, Chrystal is a high heaping of brilliant storytelling. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence ToppmanCharlotte Observer

    One of those movies that sticks to your mind like a briar to wool slacks. It has no revelations, no high drama, no heartbreaking tragedy. What it does have is bone-deep honesty, and that's enough for once. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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