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6.8
/10
768 Ratings

Undertow

Directed by David Gordon Green
United States, 2004
Drama, Thriller

Synopsis

After his wife’s death, John Munn takes both his sons, Chris and Tim, to a farm in rural Georgia. The arrival of their bitter, greedy, and violent uncle Deel breaks up the family in an irreparable way. After a tragic event, the brothers run away from home with their uncle in pursuit.

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Undertow Directed by David Gordon Green
Green must be credited with some stylistic strengths of his own, particularly his warm facility with his actors and his desire to elicit sympathetic (if stylized) performances from them. This is a quality that Green’s cinematic forefather has largely disdained, but one that grounds the younger director’s work and makes Undertow an ultimately winning film.
October 02, 2004
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In the moody gothic thriller “Undertow,” the gifted director David Gordon Green and his equally talented cinematographer Tim Orr wallow in the apocalyptic beauty of a decaying Southern landscape of pig farms, rotting shipyards and acres of rusted cars stacked six-deep in mud.
October 02, 2004
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Taking great artistic chances in storytelling and performance style, Green finally fulfills the promise he showed in his fine 2000 drama “George Washington” as a terrific builder of mood, atmosphere, and psychological suspense.
October 22, 2004
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