The Newton Boys
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This is a "gangster" movie without gangsters. No one gets killed or tortured graphically. It's a real life story of depression era brothers trying to get some cash and having some adventures along the way.
I think Hawke puts in one of his best performances ever. Dwight Yoakam also contributes some good acting, especially when compared to his fabulous "Sling Blade" villan.
The only flaw is the length. The movie drags a little after a while, but it still manages to make you care enough about the characters to see it through to the end.
The final credits featuring Willis and Joe Newton at the end of their lives make the film worth owning. It's one of the most clever ways to make the credits worth watching I've seen.
Give this movie a chance. It's well acted and is aesthetically pleasing to watch. Plus it's really low cost!
That screen time tells a fairly standard story, and there are few genuine surprises to be found in that respect. Still, the movie isn't so much about plot as mood and character. This is the closest Linklater has come to making a Hollywood film, and he uses the resources to enhance, rather than ignore, his worldview. The cast is fairly excellent, with Ethan Hawke's drunkard being the standout. Matthew McConaughey has the largest role, and shows more charm here than in nearly any other film that he has been in. Although the film's setting is far from the modern day slacker world of Linklater's other films, the prevailing attitude seems to be the same. It's a mix of Texan charm and genteel sophistication. This treatment of the subject matter doesn't ever come off as cocky.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Cops and Robbers. I loved this because it was about real people and there is actual footage of the Newton Boys telling their story.Published 2 months ago by karla trott
I never heard of The Newton Boys until i seen the movie. I had to buy the book too.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good documentary and a lot of history. Would buy againPublished 2 months ago by Constance D., Harvey
My great Uncle made it to the big screen on a case of bank robberies.......LOLPublished 3 months ago by Donna
Well done. Especially liked the interviews with the real Newton Boys at the endPublished 3 months ago by J. Chiappetta
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