Down in the Valley details
|Starring:||Evan Rachel Wood, David Morse, Bruce Dern, Edward Norton, Rory Culkin|
|Genres:||Drama, Romance, Thriller|
|Studio:||ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Down in the Valley
|Run time:||1 hour 52 minutes|
|Rental release:||05 Mar 2007|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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You can take the boy out of the Valley, but not the valley out of the boy!By SLCpunk (32 reviews) from South Glamorgan , 16 Apr 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Ok i'll be honest rented it cos it had Norton in it and the trailer said it had some sort of awards or the likes.
I knew it would be good but it seemed like one of those films that amble along meditating about life, love and libido. Dont get me wrong those types of films are some of my favourites but there is a time and a place for them.
I was really suprised then when this film had it all!
If you watched 'Badlands', 'TaxiDriver' and 'Midnight Cowboy' while eating a load of cheese then went to bed - Down in the Valley is the dream you would have.
Fantastic cast and fantastic cinematography that make for more of a feeling than a film. (Thats not a bad thing)
A great shoot out at the end (dont go expecting 'Open Range' or anything) that really makes you question who your rooting for.
A really enjoyable film!
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A Poor Film Which Looked GoodBy Cato (772 reviews) from Lydbury North , 23 Sep 2013A good looking film which very much loses it's way half way through. In fact it turns into an inglorious gun fest as quite a few American films do. And then they wonder why so many people die from bullets in USA. Anyway, the story deteriorates, as did my interest.
Worth a watchBy Layman2 (3 reviews) , 10 Jan 2013Visceral good film, bit of a let down compared with the trailer some good bits produced by good acting, but a lot of the film was quite unbelievable.
Astonishingly good movieBy Cape-Town-film-buff (1 review) , 25 Apr 2012This is the best film I've seen this year (and I've watched a few). I was deeply impressed by the moral ambiguities throughout and the sensitively-drawn and nuanced characters. It will have you confused, switching sides from scene to scene, and questioning your own perceptions. This is a grown-up film that opens up one's frame of reference.
The characterisation and outstanding performances underpin and give plausibility to a plot which, in lesser hands, might stretch credulity. Add to this some great cinematic techniques and insights (the highway intercuts, suburbia, natural lighting) and unresolved narrative elements, and you have a film that will stand the test of time.
Let down.By TheBarz (2 reviews) from Aberdare , 23 Apr 2012Could have been a great film but when the wierdness of Norton's character surfaced and went against the family (and his girlfriend) the films appeal started disappear. By the time the end came I hated Norton for what he had done and hated the family even more for feeling sorry for him considering what he had done to them. This film didn't really have a compass as to where it wanted to go and in the end fell short.
Slow and a bit weirdBy Sazafraz (13 reviews) , 05 Dec 2011Was a bit boring, never really going anywhere, would find it difficult to put this film in a specific genre category. Thought maybe it was going to be a sweet story but it was actually kind of creepy
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