Sling Blade

Thornton's 'Sling Blade'

My review of Sling Blade is late because at first it didn’t seem worthwhile reviewing an unresisting imbecility. But the movie has proved to be not only a resisting but a triumphant imbecility: great reviews from the best critics, enduring box office, Oscar nominations and awards. So...

I consider this film not only undramatic and fraudulent but a lot closer to immorality than the sort of schlock that stars Stallone or...

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About the Author

Richard Alleva has been reviewing movies for Commonweal since 1990.