Pure Country
Pure Country (1992)

The big-screen debut of country singer George Strait is a familiar tale of a star returning to his roots, a route traveled the same year by John Mellencamp in Falling From Grace (1992). Strait plays Dusty Chandler, one of the hottest… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 23, 1992
DVD Release Date: May 26, 1998
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Hartl
Seattle Times

The director, Christopher Cain, brings not a hint of irony to any of this -- not even to the Vegas finale in which Dusty is supposed to rescue himself from glitz.

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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times

Singers often make good actors, but Strait's debut performance doesn't measure up to his heartfelt, down-home warbling. It doesn't matter much: Pure Country is pure corn.

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Ralph Novak
People Magazine

If it were any cornier or mushier, it would be chowder, but this vehicle for country singer Strait generates a charming sweetness, the music is lively, and both Strait and Glasser are ingratiating new faces.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Pure Country is an Elvis movie with a thick country twang.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Pure Country doesn't have much real drama in it because it`s only a flip of the coin as to how the story is going to turn out. But Strait and newcomer Glasser make solid impressions.

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Elizabeth Lynch
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

This is an enjoyable movie for fans of country music, for whom the rich soundtrack should be a delight. And if they happen to have a crush on George Strait, so much the better.

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Clifford Terry
Chicago Tribune

Pure twaddle.

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Joseph McBride

Though this slick-looking paean to down-home values often undercuts its own message, Pure Country is an effective vehicle for amiable country star George Strait.

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Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

Strait gives an uncertain performance, full of blatantly rehearsed reactions and stoic delivery. It looks like he's reluctant to participate, and you can hardly blame him.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Jason Owens
This is a great movie to say the least. It's the best biographical movie that I've ever seen, and one of the best period. It tells the story of the… More
Moe E
The wife is a HUGE George Strait fan, but I must admit that...I don't get it. This movie didn't help me, either.
danny d
fantastic, geaorge strait should act more
Leo L
A favorite.