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Galveston (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Galveston's talented cast - and confident direction from Mélanie Laurent - help set this uneven crime drama apart from less distinguished genre entries.

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Roy (Ben Foster, Hell or High Water) is a heavy-drinking criminal enforcer and mob hit man whose boss set him up in a double-cross scheme. After killing his would-be assassins before they could kill him, Roy discovers Rocky (Elle Fanning, The Beguiled), a young woman being held captive, and reluctantly takes her with him on his escape. Determined to find safety and sanctuary in Galveston, Roy must find a way to stop his boss from pursuing them while trying to outrun the demons from his and Rocky's pasts.

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Cast

Ben Foster
as Roy Cady
Elle Fanning
as Raquel Arceneaux
Jeffrey Grover
as Doctor Fineli
Peter King . G
as Third Man
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Critic Reviews for Galveston

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (12)

It's uncompromising but at the end, it does leave some room for hope and Foster, in his intense, contained way, makes Roy's redemption highly plausible unexpectedly poignant.

April 1, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

"Galveston" is tough, uncompromising, and hauntingly believable, just a little too slow and a lot too serious for today's typical action audiences.

October 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Bleak and gripping, Galveston offers a compelling experience for those who don't demand pure escapism and are willing to sample the darker side of cinema.

October 19, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The film equivalent of a familiar, not too special song that's been brilliantly re-arranged and performed.

October 19, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A muted crime drama that runs out of plot too soon, but makes up for it with powerhouse performances and a finely shaded sense of place.

October 18, 2018 | Full Review…

With shadowy imagery that pushes the boundaries of visibility and a mumbly lead performance from Ben Foster that strains the limits of intelligibility, "Galveston" goes past film noir and lands at film murk.

October 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Galveston

½

Maybe more tried than true, but Galvestone is fine.

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