• The Motel Life (2012) Rating & Reviews

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  • The directors and the cast, through a miracle of tone, mood, and emotion, have made a film that feels true, that is sweet and sharp and unbearable. Every frame feels right, every choice feels thought-out, considered. All adds up to a heartbreaking whole. show more

  • The central performances by Emile Hirsch and Stephen Dorff hold the film together with the intensity of their brotherly affection and support. show more

  • It's admirable and even memorable, in its moody fashion, thanks to Roman Vasyanov's richly textured cinematography — he's a shooter to keep our eyes on — and three affecting performances. show more

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