Tex (1982)

In this film, Tex McCormick is an Oklahoma farm boy who drifts into bad company and a dangerous lifestyle after his mother dies and his father deserts him. His older brother Mason struggles to keep his sibling on the straight and narrow,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 19, 1982
DVD Release Date: November 16, 1999
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Writers Charlie Haas and Tim Hunter (latter making his directing debut) seem intent on incorporating every conceivable adolescent and adult trauma into their script.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A very frank and gritty story about two brothers.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Tex explores the stressful relationship between two brothers living without adult supervision.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There is a shock of recognition almost from the beginning of Tex, because we're listening to the sound of American voices in an authentically American world.

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TV Guide

Dillon, though occasionally annoying, turns in a decent performance, as do Jim Metzler as his brother and Meg Tilly as his girlfriend.

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Elspeth Haughton
Apollo Guide

Like Hinton's novels, Hunter has directed a compassionate and astute depiction about growing up.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

This is a film that accomplishes everything that it attempts, and does so expertly. On its own terms, it is a success through and through.

Clint Morris

A stirring, memorable early performance by Dillon

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Coxxie Mild Sauce
you git chur horse back, boy... why she's da one done convinced you to tell yer brother you love him.
Adam Mahler
Matt Dillon has never been more subtly expressive and transparent, and maybe only funnier in Singles; Jim Meltzer is actually funny here as a straight man;… More
Lee Kyle
The lousiest of S.E. Hinton's books to be brought to screen. Do yourself a favor and rent either the Outsiders or Rumble Fish they are so much better

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