• Galveston (2018)

Galveston

Release Date: October 19th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

Roy is a heavy-drinking criminal enforcer and mob hit man whose boss set him up in a double-cross scheme. After killing his would-be assassins before they could kill him, Roy discovers Rocky, a young woman being held captive, and reluctantly takes her with him on his escape. Determined to find safety and sanctuary in Galveston, Roy must find a way to stop his boss from pursuing them while trying to outrun the demons from his and Rocky's pasts.

Cast: Ben Foster, Elle Fanning, Lili Reinhart, María Valverde, Beau Bridges, Adepero Oduye, Robert Aramayo, Jamel Chambers

Director: Mélanie Laurent

Genres: Crime drama , Thriller

Production Co: Jean Doumanian Productions, Low Spark Films

Keywords: Dark , Pursuit , Brash , House , Escape , Brooding , Hotel , 2010s , Emotional , Transformation , Car , Love , Quest

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 85
    Gary M. KramerFilm Journal International

    Laurent’s film is gripping throughout. The filmmaker shrewdly frames each scene to convey the characters’ loneliness and isolation without being too obvious. show more

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Laurent walks between pulpy suspense and a more serious grimness as she presents the action. show more

  • 60
    Hunter LanierFilm Threat

    With characters that we watch but never know and some imitative storytelling, Galveston can’t help but feel like a compilation of cover songs, which, while listenable, are stilted and perfunctory. show more

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