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3.8
1,452 Ratings

George Washington

Directed by David Gordon Green
United States, 2000
Drama

Synopsis

Over the course of one hot summer, a group of children in the rural south are forced to confront a tangle of difficult choices in a decaying world.

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George Washington Directed by David Gordon Green
After his dip into the mainstream, where companionship was predicated on increasingly hollow and repetitive banter, it’s easy to forget how elegant Green conveys a sense of camaraderie between the characters inGeorge Washington, where simple gestures and non-sequitur reflections express an acute understanding of shared experience and sentiments.
March 23, 2014
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Gordon evocatively incorporates George Richardson into the spiritual soul of his mythic America via an evocative montage of photographs. George Washington is the closest thing we have to William Faulkner on screen, a deeply spiritual experience that acknowledges one’s need to discover and connect with our national ancestry.
March 17, 2002
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Unusual for a deliberately allusive, symbolic movie, George Washington combines emotional amplitude with documentary veracity. While capturing the real, contemporary issues of poverty, youth alienation and racial interaction, it touches on the noblest, most loving quests of its characters and solicits a personal response from anyone who views it.
March 11, 2002
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