At Close RangeSet in 1978 rural Pennsylvania, the movie tells the true story of an absentee father is reacquainted with his aimless teenage sons and they become intrigued with romanticized life of crime.
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Directors of "At Close Range"James FoleyBirthdate: 28 December 1953, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "At Close Range"Elliott LewittNicholas KazanBirthdate: 1950, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "At Close Range"VarietyAugust 13, 2008
General audiences will respond to the very strong performances of the two leads, especially Walken in one of his best roles.Time OutJune 24, 2006
Less than intoxicating.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
There's something bold about the film's wealth of imagery, but it also so overstates the material of the screenplay that it eventually annihilates both it and the story.Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 01, 2000
Penn and Walken [are] at the top of their forms in roles that give them a lot to work with.Creative LoafingOctober 03, 2015
Director James Foley and screenwriter Nicholas Kazan expertly recreate that part of America that feels like it should exist under a rock with the clammy mud and scurrying insects, and their efforts are supported by an intense performance from Walken.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsMarch 21, 2015
A grim true story thriller that never relents in its violence.Reel Film ReviewsFebruary 06, 2015
...the film's finish is far more grim and bleak than one could possibly have anticipated.TV GuideSeptember 29, 2012
Relentlessly grim, At Close Range offers a frightening glimpse at the dark side of American life and poses disturbing questions about family ties.Empire MagazineSeptember 29, 2012
Engaging performances by Penn and Walken can't quite turn this brutal curio into something more substantial.eFilmCritic.comApril 03, 2005
Brittle and rough; full of excellent performances, too.EmanuelLevy.ComNovember 24, 2004
Though beginning as a tale about alienated youth, the film quickly devolves into a melodrama of a son (Sean Penn) corrupted by his own father (Christopher Walken) in a valueless world.Spirituality and PracticeAugust 26, 2004
A riveting film about murder, the father-son relationship gone bad and the high cost of rejecting the view that might makes right.
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