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  • Summary: When a young man gets into trouble with a local drug dealer, he hits the road running with a young companion and heads to the last place on earth he wants to go - his childhood home. (Screen Media Films)

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 6 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Farber
    70
    The film is effective in its intimate moments as well as its violent set pieces, and it could attract audiences, primarily because of Spacek's superb performance.
  2. Garity, son of Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden, gives the kind of performance rarely seen in today's movies.
  3. A respectable and fairly decent movie.
  4. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    30
    Added to the general torpidity and twangy tropes of this Southern family drama is the discomfort of watching a natural actor (Garity) force it.
  5. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    30
    The only thing saving Lake City from total ridiculousness is Spacek.
  6. 25
    One of those Deep Dark Secret movies, the dull indie Lake City combines a wholly uninteresting family mystery with a wholly unconvincing crime drama.
  7. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    20
    Moore and Hill's script plunges Spacek in a mawkish stew of banality and improbability composed of bits and pieces of earlier roles.

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  1. JayH.
    Feb 28, 2009
    4
    It took two directors to make this movie so boring?! Painfully slow moving, it lacks focus and and excitement. Even Sissy Spacek can't save this one. Collapse

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