Death & Texas
Death & Texas (2004)

Death & Texas mixes humor and drama in order to tell the story of a football player who ends up on death row. However, when his team begins to lose without him there is a movement to get him released.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 12, 2004
DVD Release Date: November 21, 2006
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

While it would like to be nimble, light-footed satire, too often Death and Texas stumbles on its own earnestness, wearing cement shoes when it should be tap-dancing.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Unique and gripping, is an unlikely combo of pro US football and the death penalty

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Scott Weinberg

A Hot-Button comedy that focuses on 'enlightenment via entertainment'.

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Scott Foundas

An uneasy (and very unfunny) marriage of sports culture satire and death penalty polemic.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[B]risk and wickedly pointed...

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Bryan Curtis

[A] magnificent piece of agitprop.

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Brian Mckay

The Gridiron meets The Guillotine . . .a smart, funny dark comedy . . . one that also delivers a very somber message and a clever argument against the Death Penalty

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