100

Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
Duvall, an American Lear not going gently into that good night, reminds us that it will be a sad day indeed for movie fans when it's about time for him to Get Low.
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100

Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
Felix (Duvall) simply wants to host his own goodbye, maybe have a band, and the reasons why are the reasons Get Low is essential viewing. That, and the acting.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Funny, touching and acutely observed film.
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80

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
The pleasures Get Low offers lie in the process of simply getting there, in watching performers take material that has some limitations (the script, inspired by a true story, is by Chris Provenzano and C. Gaby Mitchell) and turn it into something that has the rough-hewn, no-nonsense veracity of folk music.
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80

NPR

By Ella Taylor
Handsomely and vividly mounted, in a palette of period chocolates and golds, Get Low opens with an image of a burning man running from a house on fire -- an enticing promise of Southern Gothic that the movie never quite fulfills.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The period details - the cars, the clothes, the old storefronts along Main Street - are attentively described. But it's Duvall, spooky, sly, and sad, who makes all the props and the plot twists seem real.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The results are entertaining -- up to a point.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Duvall's acting turns magical: scary, touching, and full of grace. But Get Low, as directed by Aaron Schneider, forces you to sit through a lot of poky setup to reach that touching epiphany.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A charming, spiky period piece that might be called "Boo Radley: The Final Years."
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The movie's pleasures are acting pleasures, but the movie doesn't compel attention and never seems like more than the frame for a performance.
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77 out of 100
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