Dallas 362
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A pair of impulsive young men take different paths on the road to maturity in this drama, the first feature film from actor-turned-filmmaker Scott Caan. Rusty (Shawn Hatosy) and Dallas (Caan) are two buddies in their early twenties who live on the rundown underside of Los Angeles; they both have an appetite for alcohol and trouble, and would probably be in jail if it weren't for Rusty's understanding mother, Mary (Kelly Lynch). Mary is worried about her son, and when she begins dating an analyst, Bob (Jeff Goldblum), she persuades him to take Rusty on as a patient. As Rusty begins to… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While Dallas 362 ultimately lacks the heft to make it anything more than an actors' showcase and Hollywood calling card, it does reveal a nascent talent for Caan."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Dallas 362 is basically a road movie that doesn't really go anywhere."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"plays more like a vanity project from a rich kid who never got to do his share of macho posturing."
‑ Akiva Gottlieb, Slant Magazine
"The film's opening and closing credit sequences, with their wonderfully constructed preamble and epilogue, show Caan's filmmaking at its best and most fully articulated. We look forward to hearing more from him."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"Scott Caan has been an enjoyable presence in movies, but his confident eye behind the camera and on the page is even more noteworthy. Dallas 362 is as assured a debut as I've seen on the film festival circuit this year."
‑ Erik Childress, eFilmCritic.com
"Caan's directorial debut is eager to please, with flashy montage sequences, lots of colourful character bits ... black humour and a punk/blues score from the likes of Soledad Brothers and White Stripes."
‑ , Time Out New York
"Mr. Caan's debut film is not quite a whole thing, but it offers up enough promising fragments to make his sophomore effort worth watching for."
‑ Dana Stevens, New York Times
"Seems made for 8 o'clock TV."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"We instantly care about these loveable losers and begin rooting for them to make some wise decisions and break the cycle of violence."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Has little personality of its own."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"Caan shows with his rough-and-tumble character dramedy precisely why actors like to work for actors."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"The Amateur Hour-and-40-Minutes."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"startling and elucidative"
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
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