Les Bookmakers | Release Date: October 19, 2018
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LegendaryLassDec 14, 2018
For the most part, Galveston doesn't show you anything you haven't seen before: a dying hitman saves a hooker with a heart of gold, there's a troubled child, a motel, is he truly a good man? etc., etc. The upshot here is the performancesFor the most part, Galveston doesn't show you anything you haven't seen before: a dying hitman saves a hooker with a heart of gold, there's a troubled child, a motel, is he truly a good man? etc., etc. The upshot here is the performances really elevate the tired material and it's quite enjoyable... until it takes an unmotivated, brutal left turn that destroys the film and seemingly exists only to say "ha ha, got you!" to the audience. Expand
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ChukerNov 24, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Slow paced, but good movie. Great acting. It doesn´t have happy ending; like real life. Expand
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Voodoo123Jan 20, 2020
Galveston has some artful cinematography, but even the talented cast and a perfectly paced edit can't defer from its weaker screenplay and numerous spattering of uninspired plot ideas.
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KenRJan 24, 2020
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Everyone in this grotty movie is unlikeable, and it remains that way right up till the last few minutes, where we get a shock to be introduced to a soul to actually feel for. Bleak can be good in screen drama but when there is little or no relief, it can drain viewer interest. It’s likely to have some wanting to leave these somewhat moronic characters to those who enjoy putting up with grungy situations - filled with characters driven by self-absorption and violence. Much of the slowly paced action is played out in semi-darkness making it all feel twice as long. This is new age story-telling that’s likely to leave many viewers wanting more clarity to make investing an hour and a half worthwhile. An atmospheric score eventually goes nowhere and the dismal story of a hit-man on the run soon wears thin. Performances are OK, but mostly wasted as there’s little to hang them on – and, an overly ‘arty’ ending doesn’t help. As for finding enjoyment, some will, but I fear many more won’t. Expand
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Mauro_LanariNov 9, 2020
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Pizzolatto changes his name and uses a pseudonym to distance himself from the director, but the more I watch works taken from his manneristic screenplays, the more I think the 1st "True Detective" was an exception.
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geewahJan 5, 2021
Powerful yet bleak story that is carried by the performances of Fanning and Foster.
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