George Washington Synopsis
A gang of rural teenagers hides the body of a playmate when he accidentally dies.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Green tells the tale through leisurely, eye-catching shots that allow the young cast members to imbue their characters with striking...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Like Malick's "Days of Heaven," it is not about plot, but about memory and regret. It remembers a summer that was not a happy summer, but...
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The Dissolve

By Scott Tobias
George Washington is a mood piece first, and its triumph is in bottling up the intense feeling of early adolescence, and watching how...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Green has created a work of startling originality that will haunt you for a good, long time.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A picture about America with the blinders off, a film about heroism that makes you chuckle and feel sad - and a film about childhood that...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A peculiar combination of willful meandering and matter of fact violence, and it occasionally confounds in its attempts to exalt.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Although rough, it's a gem.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
None of the children are professionals, and their uncontrived performances lend a painfully real quality to what becomes a rather lyrical...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
For those willing to work a bit at it, this is the sort of artistry many American independent movies aspire to - but rarely achieve.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Hardly perfect or fully successful, but it's strange and strangely beautiful -- a unique work of art.
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By jessafrench
One of the best movies I have ever seen. I was so fortunate to see it on the big screen this week. If you ever get this opportunity, RUN to see this provocative, poetic, and life-affirming film. In...

Great Movie

By CWBoy1911
It was a really well done movie for being a feature length debut. It was also very inspiring to hear the director talk about the film afterwards....

George Washington

By elordan
This movie was a refreshing, surprisingly funny orignal story about a boy who comes into his own through an unexpected cir***stance. It was very well written and you could tell the actors weren't...

George Washington, New American Gothic

By apolonia26
David Gordon Green's first feature is beautiful and painful, and unlike most of the movies you're likely to see even in an "indie" context. Several adolescent non-actors and a few "grown ups" (for...

George Washinton

By mbharoocha
It is an amazing movie. It was great to see it on the big screen. Very moving....

George Washington

By rpdessa
Well made believable story of kids living in a small town in North Carolina. Made for a very low amount of money but, seems very professional. Although at times a little tedious overall it was...

super good!

By christykoch
One of my favorite movies... the Q&A before and after the show was amazing!...