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The Evening Hour Reviews

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March 3, 2020
Lastly, director Braden King makes good use of his setting. He maintains the feels of an economically depressed Appalachian town, which is a character in and of itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 9, 2020
The [well-realized] setting doesn't make up for a familiar storyline, the one where a guy riding the edge between legal and illegal finds he can't keep the balancing act going indefinitely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 5, 2020
Weighty stuff, and The Evening Hour handles it with agility and charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 1, 2020
This is a drama full of effective performances, though Michael Trotter-who plays Reese, Cole's sometimes supplier-is the standout.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 30, 2020
Cole's moral turmoil is compelling throughout in this complex study of a character and the landscape that shaped him.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 29, 2020
It's an atmospheric portrait which, while leaving several key story strands under-explored, does convey a vivid sense of the support system which powers and protects these lives lived on the periphery.
January 28, 2020
King clearly wants to do right by these people, but at a certain point his empathy begins to hurt the film as much as it helps it, leaving us with the unsolvable irony of a movie that rings true only when it goes off the rails.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 27, 2020
An unsensationalized look at moral compromise in opioid-era Appalachia.
January 27, 2020
This snapshot of life in a tapped-out Appalachian mining town holds the attention, even if it doesn't quite maximize potential as either melodrama or character piece.
February 1, 2020
This is one of those films in which people on the edge of poverty and battling addiction still look like they walked off a Hollywood set.
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