Lake City Synopsis
On the run, a young man goes to his childhood home, the one place on Earth he does not want to be.
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The Hollywood Reporter

The film is effective in its intimate moments as well as its violent set pieces, and it could attract audiences, primarily because of...
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58

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Bill White
Garity, son of Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden, gives the kind of performance rarely seen in today's movies.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A respectable and fairly decent movie.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The story is as impersonal as it is labored.
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30

Austin Chronicle

The only thing saving Lake City from total ridiculousness is Spacek.
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30

Village Voice

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Added to the general torpidity and twangy tropes of this Southern family drama is the discomfort of watching a natural actor (Garity) force...
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
One of those Deep Dark Secret movies, the dull indie Lake City combines a wholly uninteresting family mystery with a wholly unconvincing...
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Only natural spitfire Spacek, as the pickup-driving mom of the land, feels fresh. There's even a mouthy kid Garity is "taking care of" -...
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20

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Feels like a movie whose story was slapped together during filming. Its three phases -- Southern pastorale, Sudsville and Kablooie -- don’t...
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20

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
Moore and Hill's script plunges Spacek in a mawkish stew of banality and improbability composed of bits and pieces of earlier roles.
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