Hurry Sundown
Hurry Sundown (1967)

In this melodrama, a heartless land baron makes ruthless attempts to get a hold of his cousin's land. He also wants the land of his cousin's neighbors, a struggling black family. When the family refuses to sell, the baron uses every… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 9, 1967
DVD Release Date: May 17, 2011
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The last of Preminger's overblown adaptations of best-sellers, this may have a lot more juice than sustenance, but at least Preminger keeps the juices flowing.

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TIME Magazine

Hurry Sundown is a gigantic masquerade in which the participants put on two things: a Southern accent and the audience.

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TV Guide

Preminger always seemed to attract heavyweight actors for lightweight films.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

The Preminger flair which made The Cardinal so enjoyable, despite its hackneyed script, seems to have deserted him in this lumbering melodrama.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Otto Preminger's Hurry Sundown is a frustrating case, not good but not particularly bad, with a smokescreen of controversy surrounding it and obscuring its real faults.

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Variety Staff

An outstanding, tasteful but hard-hitting, and handsomely-produced film.

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You'll come away feeling that although it's worthy in its ideals, it could have done with a touch less overblown melodrama.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
This mint julep melodrama is a hooty delight. I suppose that at the time it was meant to shine a light on racial injustice but it just comes off as a overbaked… More