Prince Avalanche
Prince Avalanche (2013)

Driven by striking performances from Rudd and Hirsch, Prince Avalanche is an offbeat comedy about two men painting traffic lines on a desolate country highway that's been ravaged by wildfire. Against this dramatic setting, the men… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 9, 2013
DVD Release Date: November 12, 2013
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A step back in the right direction for director David Gordon Green, Prince Avalanche shambles amiably along with a pair of artfully low-key performances from Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

One of the most intriguing and thoughtful American films of the year.

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Bruce Ingram
Chicago Sun-Times

[A] gently existentialist buddy movie.

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Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald

Prince Avalanche has the pristine integrity of a movie that knows exactly what it wants to be -- and doesn't worry whether many or any will be eager to jump aboard.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Its absurdist tact won't be for everybody, but there is satisfaction in the nuanced, often-pleasing performances from Rudd and Hirsch as they slowly reveal their characters to both the audience and each other. These two grow on you.

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Loren King
Boston Globe

The performances and ghostly, melancholic atmosphere make it satisfying twist on the male buddy film.

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

There's almost no plot and just two other minor characters but Prince Avalanche is a haunting, eccentric and ultimately touching little curio.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

It's an intimate two-hander with lots of dialogue, humour and poignant revelations, set against a backdrop of rugged woodland beauty.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

David Gordon Green somehow brings together the poetic sensibility of his independent art movies and the humorous lowbrow non sequiturs of his studio comedies; the results are one of a kind and often weirdly moving.

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Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

(Director David Gordon) Green combines the comic warmth and buddy film fun of Pineapple Express with the more laconic, musing quality of his early regional indies for a modest short story of a character piece.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
An enjoyable blend of funny and melancholy that benefits from Green's solid direction and strong performances by Rudd and Hirsch, even if it feels a bit… More
Cynthia S.
Well, I watched this to see my fave Paul Rudd. If he hadn't been in it, I most likely wouldn't even made it half way through. It is very slow, and… More
Spencer Macklin
Cinematography was beautiful and the story seemed like it was going to be touching, but it never really all came together. Ended up feeling kind of incomplete.
Mark Walker
David Gordon Green is a director who's work I'm largely unfamiliar with. I've never been drawn to the comedies "Pineapple Express",… More
Melvin White
Alvin: True love is like a ghost- people talk about it, but very few have seen it. Prince Avalanche is a return to roots for David Gordon Green. It takes him… More
Greg S
A worker (Paul Rudd) who loves the solitude of nature hires his girlfriend's party-loving brother (Emile Hirsch) to help him paint lines on a… More