Chrystal Synopsis
A man returns "home"16 years after an accident that claimed the life of his son.
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The Hollywood Reporter

A grand story of redemption, laced with barbecued wit and slopped with intrigue, Chrystal is a high heaping of brilliant storytelling.
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75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
One of those movies that sticks to your mind like a briar to wool slacks. It has no revelations, no high drama, no heartbreaking tragedy....
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Crust
Chrystal unravels a bit toward the end as it becomes more fable-like, but the performances make it worthwhile.
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70

Variety

By Todd McCarthy
Respectable piece of work is reasonably involving if not compelling.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marrit Ingman
Even at its most contrived, the filmmakers believe in this project so passionately that its atmosphere seems absolutely real.
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60

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
If the people in Chrystal are intended to be authentic, why do none of them look like they've ever seen the inside of a Wal-Mart?
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60

L.A. Weekly

By Scott Foundas
McKinnon's direction is nothing if not atmospheric -- his best scenes unfold with a pungent languor that suggests the power of the...
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60

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Dark and quiet is the tone from start to finish.
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