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Lone Star

In a small Texas border town, Sheriff Sam Deeds deals with the personal and professional repercussions after the skeleton of a former Sheriff is found. While trying to balance a new romance, Sam also unearths long buried family secrets.
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Sayles speaks the language of cinematic formula so automatically -- his reunited lovers slow dance to a jukebox in a dark, deserted cafe and wait unannounced outside each other's workplaces when they want to talk -- that he's forgotten that real people don't do this stuff.
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San Francisco Examiner by Barbara Shulgasser

While I was watching "Lone Star," I realized that what makes Sayles a good and socially responsible person - his ability to look at one thing a hundred different ways - is exactly what makes him a muddy filmmaker.
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Los Angeles Times by Kenneth Turan

Leisurely yet intense (Sayles does the editing himself), Lone Star reveals a director whose mastery does nothing but increase. Perhaps now his audience will as well.
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San Francisco Chronicle by Mick LaSalle

By the end, it is clear just how much in control Sayles has been all along. The resolution, though typically restrained, forcefully puts over the movie's point, that we're all more connected than we think.
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USA Today by Mike Clark

[A] socially conscious sprawler... Sayles' latest never bores during its 21/4-hour unreeling. But neither does it soar, despite finessing a complex flashback narrative set in 1957 and present-day. [21 June 1996, p.3D]

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