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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Ulee's Gold is a story of redemption, and Nunez doesn't make redemption look any easier than it is.
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Nunez finds a striking lyricism in simple lives that inspires an uncommonly fine cast and ranks him as a world-class filmmaker.
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89

Austin Chronicle

By Russell Smith
Fonda brings all of his childhood frustration and angst to the screen in one of the year's most unexpectedly brilliant acting performances.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Nunez has a gift for finding the essence, the soul, of his actors.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
An emotionally honest low-ebber that builds to a satisfying wrap-up.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The highest compliment I can offer Ulee's Gold is that it plays more like real life than a movie.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Peter Fonda's the bee's knees in the performance of his career.
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
Nunez's style is quiet, simple and deliberate, but the film never drags.
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60

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The power of an otherwise carefully crafted film is undone by risky and not altogether successful casting.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Worthy but dull.
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