(2009)

Critic Reviews

77

Metascore

Based on 35 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Resonating with warmth and sardonic wit and containing a majestic performance by Robert Duvall.
90
Boxoffice Magazine
Will appeal strongly to a mature audience drawn to robust characters, dry wit, and great performances.
88
Funny, touching and acutely observed film.
83
Not only Duvall shines. Murray, in case anybody still doubted it, is one of the finest character actors in America.
80
Variety
With a mix of sly humor, homespun grace and affecting poignancy, Get Low casts a well-nigh irresistible spell.
80
The pleasures Get Low offers lie in the process of simply getting there, in watching performers take material that has some limitations (the script, inspired by a true story, is by Chris Provenzano and C. Gaby Mitchell) and turn it into something that has the rough-hewn, no-nonsense veracity of folk music.
70
The results are entertaining -- up to a point.
70
Village Voice
Despite that maddening third-act stumble, Get Low is a pleasure to watch.
67
Duvall's acting turns magical: scary, touching, and full of grace. But Get Low, as directed by Aaron Schneider, forces you to sit through a lot of poky setup to reach that touching epiphany.
40
This is the kind of autumnal sentimentality that the Academy goes wild for-a (rightly) venerated performer acknowledging his own mortality by pandering to cheap-seat emotions.

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