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Get Low

The critical consensus

A showcase for Duvall, Murray and Spacek, Get Low will satisfy punters who don’t mind unhurried storytelling as long as it comes with eye-catching performances and a rewarding pay-off.

***(*)(*)Neil Smith, Total Film, 25/12/2010

The performances are all terrific and Schneider’s laid-back direction and slow burn storytelling suits this gentle tale. Ultimately however, the film is too thin, unsurprising and hokey.

***(*)(*)Paul Dale, The List, 19/01/2011

Though the period detail is pleasing, and there are a handful of nice scenes, it doesn’t quite equate to enough dramatic interest.

Paul Greenwood, Evening Times, 20/01/2011

Aaron Schneider's southern folk tale comes slathered in corn syrup, oozing its way towards a climax that's not so much big reveal as dying whimper.

**(*)(*)(*)Xan Brooks, The Guardian, 20/01/2011

Schneider’s drama sometimes moves with all the speed of molasses going uphill, but with stars of this calibre doing their thing, who cares?

***(*)(*)Alison Rowat, The Herald, 20/01/2011

Get Low's one saving grace is Murray's melancholic presence, which acts as a counterpoint to the rest of the film's desperate-to-be-loved banality.

**(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 22/01/2011

Get Low proves to be a platitude wrapped in a banality inside a mystery.

Philip French, The Observer, 23/01/2011

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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