Main Street
Main Street (2011)

Several residents of a small Southern city whose lives are changed by the arrival of a stranger with a controversial plan to save their decaying hometown. In the midst of today's challenging times, each of the colorful citizens of this… More

Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 9, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 15, 2011
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

With diorama staging and repetitive medium and long shots, stage director turned moviemaker John Doyle creates rigor mortis on film.

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Alison Willmore

Main Street is an ensemble drama that functions as a display case for a range of regional drawls, from the authentic to absurd.

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Craig Mathieson

An unreleased movie is like a kind of commodity, one whose value goes up and down depending on the vagaries of circumstance.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

It's not groundbreaking, but it's pleasant enough.

Brian Orndorf

There's something interesting here at the core of the conflict, but the story is offered so little room to breathe, coming across rushed and undercooked.

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

While Main Street does have its merits, the production (which ironically experienced its own share of financial hardships before and after shooting) feels ever so slightly unfinished.

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Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

Like a small firecracker that turns out to be a dead as the city it depicts..Durham ought to sue for libel.

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Andrew Moraitis
FILMINK (Australia)

This disappointingly suffers from some uninspired direction and a clutch of odd casting choices, which never work.

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Flixster Audience Score: 11% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
With a cast like the one this film has and a script based on a Horton Foote story it should have much better than the dull pointless mess that this one is.
Sunil Jawahir
This is a tough one. Great cast. Great performances. Less than good story. It builds like an actual movie but never goes anywhere. Characters were interesting… More
Cynthia S.
Great cast....not so great script. I kept waiting for the meaning of it all. It never came. What a waste of some great talents. Not terrible, but definitely… More
Sol C
The film took me by surprise. From the trailer, I wasn't expecting much. However, after watching the film, I was pleasantly surprised by it. It is really… More