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United States of Leland

2 Ratings: 4.0
A movie directed by Matthew Ryan Hoge

The United States of Lelandisn't a whodunit. The opening scenes of Matthew Ryan Hoge's unusual murder mystery make it clear that Leland P. Fitzgerald (The Believer's Ryan Gosling) is the killer. But why did he kill? Now that the deed is done, … see full wiki

Director: Matthew Ryan Hoge
Release Date: 2004
MPAA Rating: R
2 reviews about United States of Leland
review by . July 07, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: multi-layered characters, Ryan Gosling     Cons: none for me     The Bottom Line:   “Forgive, sounds good  Forget, I'm not sure I could  They say time heals everything  But I'm still waiting”  ~Wilson, Maguire, Robison, and Maines     Trying to delve inside the human mind is a common thread in movies, particularly those dealing with murder suspects. It seemed like everyone, …
review by . September 12, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
Matthew Ryan Hoge has assembled a series of vignettes about how youngsters, teenagers, young adults and mature (read 'time damaged') adults plod through life. THE UNITED STATES OF LELAND is not an easy movie to watch: the cinematic technique of nonlinear story telling superimposed on seemingly disparate fragments of stories requires careful concentration on the part of the viewer. This is not a single story about a teenager's seemingly senseless murder of a mentally challenged child: this is a series …
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