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  • Summary: Set in the landscape of a rural Southern town, George Washington is a stunning portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a member of the group dies. (Cowboy Booking International)
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 100
    Like Malick's "Days of Heaven," it is not about plot, but about memory and regret. It remembers a summer that was not a happy summer, but there will never again be a summer so intensely felt, so alive, so valuable.
  2. 90
    Green has created a work of startling originality that will haunt you for a good, long time.
  3. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Mar 10, 2014
    90
    George Washington is a mood piece first, and its triumph is in bottling up the intense feeling of early adolescence, and watching how tragedy transforms it.
  4. 80
    It's at once brilliant and inept.
  5. None of the children are professionals, and their uncontrived performances lend a painfully real quality to what becomes a rather lyrical story.
  6. Although rough, it's a gem.
  7. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    50
    Stylized to the point of poetry.

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