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Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

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  • Summary: Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Rodrigo Perez
    Apr 15, 2013
    91
    A wonderfully eccentric examination of unlikely friendships that illuminates the absurd and lovely corners of life, Prince Avalanche is a deeply enjoyable, wondrous delight.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Aug 15, 2013
    88
    Here's a funny, poignant oddball of a movie, existing on a galaxy far, far away from the likes of "Pacific Rim" or "World War Z" or anything whose computer-generated actions speak louder than words.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Smith
    Oct 21, 2013
    80
    Green fashions a slow-burn charmer that’s a million miles from Pineapple Express in tone, pace and content. But just like that film, the odd couple interplay is beautifully judged.
  4. Reviewed by: Nick McCarthy
    Apr 15, 2013
    75
    The psychological path of these characters is finely marked with signposts, but as Prince Avalanche reaches its destination, you almost wish it would have gotten a little more lost in the woods.
  5. Reviewed by: Loren King
    Aug 15, 2013
    75
    It’s a surprisingly humorous and humane film — a lyrical little oddity that stands as a welcome return to form.
  6. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Apr 15, 2013
    70
    An unconventional, ultimately rather sweet buddy pic that’s an audiovisual treat.
  7. Reviewed by: Sebastian Doggart
    Apr 15, 2013
    40
    The best reason to see this misconceived film is its location.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Aug 19, 2013
    10
    The most bromantic movie EVER!!! The soundtrack makes you comfortable and you can love all character and if you thinking on this movie your heart is full of love,awesomeness.You can laugh and cry while you watching this.So I made it mandatory. Expand
  2. Aug 10, 2013
    8
    Prince Avalanche was a great movie. I really enjoyed how fresh and interesting it was. Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch have excellent chemistry and they both pull it off. I was wonderfully surprised by this movie. Collapse
  3. Jan 14, 2014
    7
    There's not much to this movie, no thick plot, not too many people, not a lot of suspense or mystery or Academy Award winning actors, and yet it will always remain in your head once you've watched it.

    Rudd and Hirsch share a unique camaraderie as road workers working in the beautiful Texan woods that set the perfect melancholic backdrop. This movie shows that you don't need a lot to make a charming film. You'll enjoy it if you have a heart.
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  4. Jan 15, 2014
    5
    Prince Avalanche, despite looking beautiful, has a very empty, cliched plot. The performances are stellar but in the end it doesn't matter. The film feels already overlong even with a very short run time and it feels half-finished. Expand
  5. Nov 26, 2013
    2
    This is 90 minutes of movie with 20 minutes of story. The rest is just a National Geographic film set to some pleasant music. It has a couple nice moments, but would have been much better as a short. Expand
  6. Nov 13, 2013
    2
    This movie is about 2 young men doing road work in Texas in early spring. It is about the slowest movie I've ever watched. 25 minutes in nothing happens much followed by more of the same. Characters are not very interesting. Not much comedy or drama in any way. Expand
  7. Aug 12, 2013
    1
    total crap movie. Have the critics gone mad. I didn't understand a single bit of this movie. Totally waste of time and money. Crappiest movie ever seen in my life. Expand

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