Chrystal (2004)

Actor Ray McKinnon (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) makes his debut behind the camera with Chrystal, a psychological drama written, directed, and produced by the long-time character player. The film stars Billy Bob Thornton as Joe, a man who… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 16, 2004
DVD Release Date: August 30, 2005
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times

Chrystal unravels a bit toward the end as it becomes more fable-like, but the performances make it worthwhile.

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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News

Even those impatient viewers who feel like they're watching paint dry will admit that the colors are beautiful.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A sometimes audacious, occasionally downright brilliant, always watchable work that somehow just misses being wholly successful.

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Todd McCarthy

Respectable piece of work is reasonably involving if not compelling.

Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

An oddly beautiful film.

David Kronke
Los Angeles Daily News

While some of the low-key atmospherics are effective, and Thornton suffers with exquisite quietude, some important scenes unfortunately are clumsily staged.

Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

It's meandering and uneven, but much of it is powerfully effective and affecting.

Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter

A grand story of redemption, laced with barbecued wit and slopped with intrigue.

Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders

No slam against the O Brother ,Where Art Thou? soundtrack but Chrystal could give it a run for its money.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Clintus Maximus
Ray McKinnon's Chrystal is a real undiscovered gem. Starring McKinnon's now-deceased wife Lisa Blount and Billy Bob Thornton, Chrystal is a… More
Sarah Prisbylla
A really great movie. It starts out a little weird, like you don't know what you're getting yourself into, but it is definately worth it. You become… More
Erin Collins
This movie was so boring! It never picked up. Do not waste your time.