Get Low Synopsis
A Tennessee hermit (Robert Duvall) orchestrates and presides over his own funeral party.
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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...
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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....
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Funny, touching and acutely observed film.
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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The Hollywood Reporter

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

By Ty Burr
A charming, spiky period piece that might be called "Boo Radley: The Final Years."
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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...
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By Optimism
Yes. Robert Duvall gives THE performance of the decade in the slowly-unfolding yet mesmerizing, surprisingly beautifully-written movie, "Get Low". The film kinda' took our breath away! Acting and...

Underappreciated Gem

By Mad movie guy
This movie is definitely one of the best this year, yet i doubt many will see it because it gets no hype or advertising. Nice cinematography, good story and excellent acting are its strong points....

Get Low

By msflickchick
I enjoyed this movie because of the exceptional acting abilities of its cast. Robert Duvall is wonderful in the lead role and Cissie Spacek is, as usual, a wonderful actor as well. The storyline was...

Very good acting, cinematography

By jknapp1005
I liked this movie, alot. Engaging characters, an interesting subplot, great acting, wonderful setting and great period music (30's) make for a very watchable event. The theater was sold out. I think...

Spacek Does It Again. What an actor!

By lovefilmIDO
Pay attention from first second.The decisions in this film are spot on, from the cast, settings, music, coloring of the film, editing, directing.You just don't get this kind of perfection often on...

Five Word Review

By pat the reviewer
beautifully crafted story of forgiveness...

Get Low Now

By offshore
An evocative, exquisitely drawn tale of conscience and true character. Pitch-perfect performances. A beautifully conceived and executed drama....

Get Low

By eweisler
A well spun story, intelligent and compelling. They give nothing away while drawing you into a deeper investment in the characters. Your guesses will change as the information is deliberately...

Quality start to finish!

By ArmoBuyerF
In a Summer of so-so, this movie stands out. Murray holds his own alongside Duvall and Spacek who are at the top of their games. A plot you follow carefully, in a beautifully shot, rich textured...

Redemption for All

By kellygirl59
I went in expecting a comedy, and although there were laughs, they were character-driven, not formulaic, in this period drama with an outstanding cast headed by Robert Duvall, probably the greatest...

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Rated PG-13 | For some thematic material and brief violent content
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