Let Him Go

critic Reviews

, 79% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Let Him Go's uneven blend of adult drama and revenge thriller is smoothed over by strong work from a solid veteran cast.
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    Chris HewittMinneapolis Star Tribune
    Its pleasures are almost contemplative, and although there is plenty of action, the real meat of the movie is the action in the characters' heads.
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    Katie WalshLos Angeles Times
    In many ways, it feels like the midcentury pulp thrillers it emulates: well-plotted and grisly, but almost ephemeral. It is Lane's performance that lingers, one that dares to be uniquely hopeful about the future, and letting the old ways die.
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    Rex ReedObserver
    Let Him Go wastes no time pulling you into an emotional grasp so compelling you can't believe what happens as the narrative moves from one shocking scene to the next in a pandemic of violence.
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    Ty BurrBoston Globe
    It's the contradictions that sell it.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    Superb acting and complex characters prop up this flawed and intense thriller that loses its way with an absurdly violent third act.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Watching Diane Lane and Kevin Costner connect as a couple determined to retrieve their grandson is pure movie heaven.
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    Dennis SchwartzDennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    Well-acted as a character study and very entertaining.
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    Michael WardShould I See It
    (Kevin) Costner and (Diane) Lane are dynamic together...
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    Linda CookOurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois)
    Although it's marvelous to see Costner and Lane together -- allowing their characters to communicate without dialogue -- it's equally engaging to watch Manville inhabit a villainess so despicable you won't be able to get her out of your head.
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    Matthew PassantinoBig Picture Big Sound
    Equal parts moving and thrilling, "Let Him Go" is a nice surprise.
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