Almost Salinas
Almost Salinas (2003)

The site of James Dean's legendary, fatal car crash is the setting for this reflective, eccentric drama about idolatry, lost hopes, and aging. Max Harris (John Mahoney) owns and operates a diner/service station in the small, deserted… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 9, 2003
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... sentimental and sweet.

Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)

Contrived as a drama and hokey as a comedy.

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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune

Fine performances and sharp cinematography ... can't compensate for either a script peppered with contrivances or and heavy-handed direction.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

The characters seldom resonate as human beings, only movie versions of human beings.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The people are real but the story devices are clunkers from Fiction 101.

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