George Washington
George Washington (2000)

George and his adolescent friends all live in a poor North Carolina suburb, where the only jobs available are at a local salvage yard. Tragedy strikes when one of George's friends is accidentally killed and the group, fearing… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 27, 2000
DVD Release Date: March 12, 2002
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

You have to bring a lot of yourself to this film if you want it to give something back, but the rewards are considerable.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

It's possible to keep one's feet on the ground and still appreciate the film's quiet verbal and visual poetry.

Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

An exceptionally beautiful movie with some winning performances from a young and unproven cast,

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Joe Leydon

Undistinguished and uninvolving attempt to offer a rural spin on Kids.

Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

A gracious sleepwalk of a movie that could have used a firmer strut.

Scott Tobias
The Dissolve

George Washington is a mood piece first, and its triumph is in bottling up the intense feeling of early adolescence, and watching how tragedy transforms it.

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Time Out

The film absorbs elements of documentary and improvisation to produce a remarkably organic whole.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

One of the most striking and affecting American independent films of the year, heralding the arrival of a formidable young talent in Green.

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Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Oh, you could analyze and debate and dissect the individual vignettes to smithereens, which is what makes it literary, I 'spect. But that would be too much like homework.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Interesting tone piece on the inner lives of children. Maybe sort of like if Terrence Malick directed the Spirit of the Beehive in recent rural North Carolina… More
Drew Smith
Strongly reminiscent of Jarmusch, only much more youthful and a little more concerned with creating a publicly digestible style. This looks, sounds and plays… More
Melvin White
Nasia: Sometimes I smile and laugh when I think of all the great things you're gonna do. I hope you live forever.  "down this twisted road, please… More
Michael S
A masterpiece.
Graham Jones
A startling poetic film.
danny d
this is a really good movie. deep and profound, this film chronicles the stories of confused kids that appear to be looking for nothing, when really they… More

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