The Crossing Guard

Sean Penn's second outing as director has the same strengths and weaknesses as his first, THE INDIAN RUNNER. His emphasis on acting is welcome at a time when shallow, smirkingly self-referential performances threaten to become the Hollywood norm, but the film's slack pacing and narrative indiscipline undermine its intensity. It's all fireworks and no focus....read more

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02:02 — For six excruciating years, Freddy Gale (Jack Nicholson) has fantasized about taking bloody revenge on John Booth (David Morse), the drunk driver resp (more…)

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  • Released: 1995
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Sean Penn's second outing as director has the same strengths and weaknesses as his first, THE INDIAN RUNNER. His emphasis on acting is welcome at a time when shallow, smirkingly self-referential performances threaten to become the Hollywood norm, but the… (more)

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