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Undertow

2 Ratings: 4.0
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The dazed, dreamlike world of director David Gordon Green remains intact, althoughUndertowhas more story than his previous gems (All the Real Girls,George Washington). In the hot, green Georgia countryside, a man (Dermot Mulroney) lives with his two … see full wiki

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2 reviews about Undertow
review by . June 18, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Not since 'Deliverance' has a creepier movie come from a setting in the Deep South. 'Undertow' has a drive and tension with a minimalist of Hollywood effects. There aren't any huge highway chase scenes or urban gymnastics. What 'Undertow' does is work its way through the vortex of its descriptive title by developing a terse development and a sense of danger with all the players working through tangibly tragic desperation. 'Undertow' is an excellent thriller because it demonstrates the futility of …
review by . April 27, 2005
UNDERTOW is a perplexing film, one that seems like it could be a superb atmospheric contemplation of poverty and its consequences in the back roads of the South, but ends in a prolonged ennui that suggests that a growing director doesn't know when excess has been met and indulged.    John Munn (Dermot Mulroney) lives with his two sons Chris (Jamie Bell) and Tim (Devon Alan) in mud and squalor in rural Georgia, a place of escape from inquisitive society after the death of his …
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