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The Newton Boys

1998

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  • There isn’t a dull moment in The Newton Boys – its true story is packed with charm and interest — but the user-friendly storytelling that the company store banks on isn’t as important as the film’s other virtues: direction of actors, period detail, sense of rhythm, sweet-tempered tone, comic flavor, visual taste, and imagination.

  • Linklater’s detail-oriented approach to the period piece is unpretentious and freshly executed, but it’s also dependent on the specific energies of its actors. McConaughey and Hawke brashly root the drama of a given moment in their ability to change the trajectory of scenes by boisterously calling attention to their scheming and playfulness, respectively.

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