Written May 28, 2016
After the usual claptrap released through Oscar month, we finally get a worthwhile film. And not just worthwhile, but A-rated. Matthew McConaughhey gets better with each role, but it's the two young boys who steal this picture from him and the scattering of other names in supporting and cameo roles. It's a great coming of age story, packaged as a thriller and a love story. There's lots of swearing, but the film is suitable for pre-teens and up.
Written July 24, 2016
We found it very slow moving and were expecting it to turn around a lot sooner than it did.
The plot was good, although the main characters were lacking and I was expecting some interaction between them other than just a wave at the end.
Written July 28, 2016
Superbly acted.. especially by the two boys, Sheridan,Lofland and McConaughey. The movie takes it time developing its characters and leaves you feeling like you understand them so well by the end of the movie. Its a great coming of age movie with a twist. I would highly recommend!
Written June 13, 2013
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Written March 26, 2017
I am sorry but this movie was brutal to watch! The plot was agonizing slow and to make matters worse the movie is long! Matthew M. plays a gross looking transient and there is hardly any substantive acting going on. The producers could have picked up a real homeless person off the street to do the same role without paying the millions they pay to these celebrities. Reese Withersppon hardly had a part despite the previews which are misleading. This especially bummed me out since she was a big part of why I wanted to see this film. Now I will say the two young boys do a great job in this film but that's all I can really say about it. I wouldn't spend the money seeing this at the theater. Unless I somehow missed a big subliminal message I thought this movie was very average at best.