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Summary Deep in the heart of Texas, a sleazy bar owner suspects his wife of having an affair and hires a private detective to confirm his suspicions—only to have the crosshairs turned back on himself. [Janus Films]

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Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 33 Critic Reviews
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User Score Generally Favorable Based on 141 User Ratings
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Summary Deep in the heart of Texas, a sleazy bar owner suspects his wife of having an affair and hires a private detective to confirm his suspicions—only to have the crosshairs turned back on himself. [Janus Films]

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 33 Critic Reviews
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91% Positive
30 Reviews
6% Mixed
2 Reviews
3% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 33 Critic Reviews
84
91% Positive
30 Reviews
6% Mixed
2 Reviews
3% Negative
1 Review

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 141 User Ratings
8.0
84% Positive
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10% Mixed
14 Ratings
6% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 141 User Ratings
8.0
84% Positive
119 Ratings
10% Mixed
14 Ratings
6% Negative
8 Ratings

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Production Company River Road Productions, Foxton Entertainment
Release Date Jan 18, 1985
Duration 1 h 39 m
Rating R
Tagline The first film by Joel and Ethan Coen (2016 Re-Release)
Film Independent Spirit Awards
• 2 Wins & 5 Nominations
Fantasporto
• 1 Win & 2 Nominations
Sundance Film Festival
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination