Southland Tales

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Apocalyptic thriller is a strange, violent mess.

R 2007 144 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 17+

A difficult narrative to follow, and a lot of actors performing against type

Well...what can you really say. This film is difficult to like. On a narrative level, it feels like you are watching a film that is fighting you every step of the way, and when you are ready to give up it offers something else that is different and wackadoodle that like a car crash you just can't stop watching. Difficult to follow, hard to grasp and completely unexpected. I liked it though. For all of those reasons AND because of its cultural and political commentary that it interlaces throughout. It is also a scream to see performers perform against type...worth the price of admission alone.

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