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Galveston (2018)

Ben FosterJeffrey GroverChristopher AmitranoMark Hicks
Mélanie Laurent


Galveston (2018) is a English movie. Mélanie Laurent has directed this movie. Ben Foster,Jeffrey Grover,Christopher Amitrano,Mark Hicks are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2018. Galveston (2018) is considered one of the best Action,Crime,Drama,Thriller movie in India and around the world.

A noirish crime thriller, Galveston centers on New Orleans hitman Roy Cady, diagnosed with lung cancer at 40. Before the cancer can do him in, however, he has more pressing concerns in the form of his mobster boss, who has decided to remove him from the business - and the world - via a set-up. Turning the tables, he goes on the run having rescued teenage hooker Raquel "Rocky" Arceneaux. He's persuaded to pick up her baby sister Tiffany, and with his new wards in tow, heads to his titular hometown to scheme revenge and redemption.

Galveston (2018) Reviews

  • Outstanding true filmmaking you don't see coming from Hollywood nowadays.


    I was expecting a Hollywood ending, and didn't get it, yet I appreciate this film even more because of it. This film was an outstanding true film noir (Google it) and the finest in filmmaking you don't see made in Hollywood anymore, as today's viewers wan't more action and thrills. I am one of those people, and I can't stand slow paced films, but this film is that one rare exception. It's an emotional roller coaster ride that leaves you wanting more, and although it doesn't fulfill your expectations at the end, it's still a rare true artistic gem of a production. Directing by Mélanie Laurent was perfection. The writing by Nic Pizzolatto was great, although I would like to have seen a little more 'drama' and 'action' added to the script, but that's just me. I also felt the ending was a little rushed and could have been more impactful. The length was perfect, but I wouldn't complain if it was longer with less of a rushed ending. The cinematography and score were on point. Ben Foster and Elle Fanning were outstanding, and all other cast members were great, although I felt Beau Bridges slick hair character would have been better cast by a more gangster looking actor - say Tommy Flanagan. This film isn't for everyone, hence some of the low ratings, but for those who appreciate an excellent old fashion story-telling production out of the Hollywood ordinary, that has heart, this is for you. A well deserved 8/10 from me.

  • Logline does a disservice to this AMAZING film


    If I had read this logline first, I would have passed on watching this incredible film. It is NOT an action drama about a hitman seeking revenge, and anyone thinking it is will be sorely disappointed (likely the reason for the low rating and some of the negative reviews here). It is a poignant, gritty crime drama about a mob enforcer seeking redemption. Heartbreaking, haunting and hopeful in the end, it is worth watching for the performance of Elle Fanning alone. The characters are well-drawn, the acting superb, the writing is compelling and the directing is intelligent - focussing on the aftermath and reactions to acts of extreme violence rather than going for visual shock value. The soundtrack also deserves a mention, supporting the plot without overwhelming it, in particular Fanning's a capella impromptu solo. This film deserves way more attention than it got and if it suffers from anything, it's poor marketing. Highly recommended.

  • Shockingly Intelligent


    It's hard to believe a movie this smart got made. It's not going to be a big money maker due to how mature and sophisticated the story is, the average mouth breathing popcorn muncher will not understand it. Every character, situation, reaction and outcome is absolutely real. As a result it causes the viewer to experience real emotions while they're watching it, and after. If you're capable of focusing on just one thing for 90 minutes, then I can recommend you watch Galveston. If you're a phone fiddler then don't bother.

  • Terrific acting from Ben Foster.


    Noir film, brilliantly acted by Ben Foster, who deserves to be a major star. Familiar premise of a hitman who rescues a teenage prostitute and goes on the lam with her and her young daughter. Somewhat overacted by Elle Fanning, who needed to rein in the histrionics - a mistake by the director.. The story holds up well, with twists and turns along the way. Unfortunately the ending lets the whole thing down. Illogical and rushed (as other reviewers have noted!) the story simply peters out instead of ending with a bang. A shame as there was enough good acting and originality to the story to have made it a good watch. Interesting to note that Wikipedia reports the write took his name of the credits when the director made changes he disagreed with. Would have been nice to have seen the original ending instead of the director's.

  • A Perfectly Executed Crime And Those Who Get Entangled Movie - Very Human


    01/31/2019 I can't encourage other viewers strongly enough as to the quality, the excellence of this movie. The actor Ben Foster plays the criminal. The actress Elle Fanning plays the helpless teenage girl caught up in a web of crime as well her young daughter. The three are the focus, the center of this movie. Every other actor/actress are just supporting cast members for the three, everyone brings reality to this movie, as does the writing/directing, the dialog, the visual nuances of every scene. Not a mistake one (I'm very nit picky regarding visual details), throughout the entire length of the movie. Absolute perfection for you and for I as viewers, from the very beginning to anticlimactic ending and best of all????? .... no fakey, let's have a cry baby moment Hollywood ending. Bon Appetit

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