Lake City
Lake City (2008)

Sissy Spacek, Troy Garity, and music icon Dave Matthews star in this tale of an estranged mother and son who reluctantly come together in hopes of saving their home. Maggie (Spacek) and Billy (Garity) are a desperate mother and damaged son… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 3, 2009
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33%

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Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Lake City fails to make use of its accomplished cast, with the story unraveling amid the competing visions of its dual directors.

Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times

A convoluted, discombobulated take on a small-town drama, Lake City shifts gears so often it never gets out of the driveway.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

An interesting little film.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...ultimately establishes itself as a compelling little drama...

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

With all the high-profile movies blasting into theaters at this time of year, Lake City will probably get lost in the shuffle. That won't be a tragedy.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

A movie that just didn't really ring true.

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Paul Brenner
Filmcritic.com

It is phony, manipulative films like this that make people line up for Paul Blart: Mall Cop.

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Michelle Orange
L.A. Weekly

Mother and son have an uneasy bond that should be familiar to anyone who has ever seen a movie in which a child's room has been preserved and locked tight.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

One of those Deep Dark Secret movies, the dull indie Lake City combines a wholly uninteresting family mystery with a wholly unconvincing crime drama.

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Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

When Hill and Moore leave story and characters behind to veer off into suspenseless chases through cornfields, one wonders if the era of earnest American drama may be coming to a close.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Sissy and Troy are good but the screenplay is rather scattered not leaving them with much to work with although they do have one good emotional scene.
Daisy Maduro
Sissy Spacek, Troy Garity, and music icon Dave Matthews star in this tale of an estranged mother and son who reluctantly come together in hopes of saving their… More