George Washington
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George and his adolescent friends all live in a poor North Carolina suburb, where the only jobs available are at a local salvage yard. Tragedy strikes when one of George's friends is accidentally killed and the group, fearing punishment, decides to hide the body.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You have to bring a lot of yourself to this film if you want it to give something back, but the rewards are considerable."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"It's possible to keep one's feet on the ground and still appreciate the film's quiet verbal and visual poetry."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"An exceptionally beautiful movie with some winning performances from a young and unproven cast,"
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"This morality tale represents the impressive feature debut by regional filmmaker David Gordon Green, a talent to watch"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Amid languorous style, the story gets lost, which is a pity because it could have been a nice quirky one."
‑ Jason Solomons, Guardian
"Undistinguished and uninvolving attempt to offer a rural spin on Kids."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"A gracious sleepwalk of a movie that could have used a firmer strut."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"George Washington is a mood piece first, and its triumph is in bottling up the intense feeling of early adolescence, and watching how tragedy transforms it."
‑ Scott Tobias, The Dissolve
"What makes Green's work such a thing of beauty is its relentless, yet altogether genuine, modesty."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Poetic, patient and beautiful, it's an astoundingly mature film from 25 year old debutant director Green."
‑ Patrick Peters, Empire Magazine
"The film absorbs elements of documentary and improvisation to produce a remarkably organic whole."
‑ , Time Out
"One of the most striking and affecting American independent films of the year, heralding the arrival of a formidable young talent in Green."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Oh, you could analyze and debate and dissect the individual vignettes to smithereens, which is what makes it literary, I 'spect. But that would be too much like homework."
‑ Burl Burlingame, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
"Stylized to the point of poetry, David Gordon Green's impressive debut fuses the lyricism of Terence Malick with Harmony Korine's willingness to poke around the garbage-strewn landscape of the American underclass."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Lovingly photographed in warm sunlight and deep colors."
‑ Stuart Klawans, The Nation
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