MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11 this week

The Sunset Limited (2011)

TV Movie  |  TV-MA  |   |  Drama  |  12 February 2011 (USA)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 18,627 users  
Reviews: 78 user | 29 critic

Two men in an apartment with their opposing beliefs.

Director:

Writers:

, (play)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 04 Mar 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 26 Apr 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 13 Mar 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 22 Aug 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 04 May 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Sunset Limited (TV Movie 2011)

The Sunset Limited (TV Movie 2011) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Sunset Limited.

User Polls

5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Good Old Boys (TV Movie 1995)
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An aging cowboy must choose between his desire to remain free and the responsibilities of maintaining a family.

Director: Tommy Lee Jones
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Terry Kinney, Frances McDormand
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Ranch hand Pete Perkins looks to fulfill the promise to his recently deceased best friend by burying him in his hometown in Mexico.

Director: Tommy Lee Jones
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Dwight Yoakam
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

Director: Richard Schenkman
Stars: David Lee Smith, Tony Todd, John Billingsley
The Samaritan I (2012)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.

Director: David Weaver
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Luke Kirby, Ruth Negga
Unthinkable (2010)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A psychological thriller centered around a black-ops interrogator and an FBI agent who press a suspect terrorist into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons set to detonate in the U.S.

Director: Gregor Jordan
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Michael Sheen
Meeting Evil (2012)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

John is taken on a murder-fueled ride by a mysterious stranger that transforms the weak-willed, disillusioned husband and father into a desperate hero willing to go to any length to protect his family.

Director: Chris Fisher
Stars: Luke Wilson, Samuel L. Jackson, Leslie Bibb
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two Texas cowboys head to Mexico in search of work, but soon find themselves in trouble with the law after one of them falls in love with a wealthy rancher's daughter.

Director: Billy Bob Thornton
Stars: Matt Damon, Penélope Cruz, Henry Thomas
Child of God (2013)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A dispossessed, violent man's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.

Director: James Franco
Stars: James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack
Outer Dark (2009)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A woman bears her brothers child and as soon as the child is born, the man takes the child out in the woods to leave for it to die. As soon as the woman finds out it is a lie, she sets of ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Imwalle
Stars: Jamie Dunne, Bill Baker, Malcolm Striker Lyon
Western

A rancher trains a group of boys to herd his cattle. A remake of the 1972 film, 'The Cowboys'.

Director: Tommy Lee Jones
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Taken on the Southern Pacific R. R., just outside of Beaumont, Texas. The picture begins when the train is at a distance of over a mile. Fine smoke effects are introduced as the train ... See full summary »

Western

Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, Blood Meridian traces the journey of the Kid, a 14 year old Tennesseean who stumbles into a nightmarish ... See full summary »

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Black
...
White
Edit

Storyline

Two men in an apartment with their opposing beliefs in this play by Cormac McCarthey. The black guy, a former convict who believes in God, just saved the white agnostic professor from jumping in front of the express train. He won't let the depressed man leave, without following him, and feel he's in this situation for a reason, decided by God. An intense chamber play about belief or unbelief, and a conversation about what's true and important in life, or not. Written by OJT

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Nothing is ever black or white.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 February 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Sunset Limited  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The sunset and was the duo's second collaboration, after the 2000 film, Rules of Engagement. See more »

Goofs

Black (Samuel L. Jackson) sits down in the middle of the couch and puts his arms across the back. In the next shot, he's a little more to one side with one arm resting on the side of the couch. In a shot after that, he's back sitting in the middle of the couch. 1:13-1:14 See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Black: So what am I supposed to do with you, Professor?
White: Why are you supposed to do anything?
See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't Gonna Rain No More
Arranged by Alan Lomax
Field Recording of 8 Kirby Industrial School Girls by Alan Lomax and Ruby Terrill Lomax
Courtesy of Rounder Records & The Alan Lomax Archive
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Superb, all-around...
13 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Right off the bat, this movie is a great watch for anyone, no matter what they believe about life, death, or what's next. This movie does an amazing job of addressing theological philosophy without alienating anybody. These are things we all think about, whether or not we've come to any conclusions.

The acting and directing are terrific. Couldn't be better. The writing is good enough to make it worth reading the play by itself.

In the same way that a really good "sports movie" can be deeply moving to people who aren't exactly sports fans, this movie will be deeply moving to people who aren't necessarily into thinking about God, death, or the afterlife.

If you're wondering whether or not to watch, rent, or buy this movie; do it. It's worth it.


107 of 132 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
If you want to see a good 'discussion' movie..: jimwestby
Do african-american people really speak like that? superzorro_1
Too forced yiNXs
Samuel L. Jackson Was a Poor Representative of a Christian falconfanchernandez
buddhism 'wins'...? info-864-396257
Did you not see the sun? p-callan
Discuss The Sunset Limited (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?