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852 Ratings

Prince Avalanche

Directed by David Gordon Green
United States, 2013
Comedy, Drama


Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.

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Prince Avalanche Directed by David Gordon Green
David Gordon Green somehow brings together the poetic sensibility of his independent art movies (e.g., George Washington, Undertow) and the humorous lowbrow non sequiturs of his studio comedies (Pineapple Express,The Sitter); the results are one of a kind and often weirdly moving.
August 17, 2013
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Avalanche is more melancholy and understated in its silliness thanEastbound, but it’s still hilarious. In Avalanche, Green is finding his equilibrium, the right ratio of levity and tragedy. It’s not a throwback, but evidence of a new sensibility.
August 09, 2013
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The simple, non-sequitur-laden dialogue at first has a terse naturalism, but then begins to assume a more absurdist quality… As the movie goes from Hemingway to Beckett, Alvin and Lance go from feeling like two distinct, bickering characters to something more elemental, like two sides of the same self – an adult male meeting his younger self, perhaps.
August 09, 2013
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