Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2013)

HARRY DEAN STANTON: PARTLY FICTION is a mesmerizing, impressionistic portrait of the iconic actor comprised of intimate moments, film clips from some of his 250 films and his own heart-breaking renditions of American folk songs. Stunningly… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 2, 2014
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Laconic, lost in memory but focused, Stanton slowly opens up to filmmaker-interviewer Sophie Huber.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

At the film's heart is a fitful conversation that unfolds like a string of koans, epigrams, jokes and silences. And songs.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

Stanton isn't interested in giving away the details of his life and career, and no one's going to lure them out of him.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

It adds up to an unexpectedly moving portrait of a maverick at twilight.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

Huber responds to Stanton's languid opacity in ways both inspired... and insipid.

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Bob Grimm
Tucson Weekly

A different kind of documentary for a different kind of guy.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Harry Dean Stanton is a marvelous actor and, at least from a visual standpoint, a marvelous camera subject. He's not much of a talker, though.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

A film that's in perfect sync with its subject.

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Jamie S. Rich
Oregonian

The artist and the art are inseparable. Stanton is a man content in the "nothing" he's carved out for himself.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
Impressionistic pastiche of the career of cult character actor Harry Dean Stanton (PARIS, TEXAS; REPO MAN), with terse interviews, conversations with… More
Walter M.
While this may not be the most substantial documentary going, it is also a pretty good time spent in the company of the cult character actor and that has to be… More
Samuel Riley
A fascinating documentary based on one of the longest running actors around; Harry Dean Stanton. While giving information on his famous acting career, the real… More
Glenn Gaylord
Legendary character actor, Harry Dean Stanton, is not the most obvious choice of subject for a documentary. Most often stoic, even in his seemingly endless… More