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Sling BladeMentally disabled Karl Childers is released from the mental hospital where he has spent most of his life after murdering his mother and her lover. When starting a new life in a small town, Karl befriends a young boy named Frank and devises a way to save Frank from years of abuse.Genre: DramaCountry: United StatesDuration: 135 minQuality: HDRelease: 1996IMDb: 8.0
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Directors of "Sling Blade"Billy Bob ThorntonBirthdate: 4 August 1955, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
Creators of "Sling Blade"Billy Bob ThorntonBirthdate: 4 August 1955, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
Critic Reviews of "Sling Blade"Washington PostMay 08, 2002
A masterpiece of Southern storytelling.New York TimesMay 08, 2002
An abundance of long, flat medium shots that rob the film of intimacy and give it a sleepy pace.Los Angeles TimesFebruary 14, 2001
A mesmerizing parable of good and evil and a splendid example of Southern storytelling at its most poetic and imaginative.Film.comJanuary 01, 2000
In Sling Blade, Thornton lays claim to the title of hyphenate of the year.Salon.comJanuary 01, 2000
By its midpoint, however, Thornton has begun forcing both the film's poetry and the preternatural goodness of its simple-minded protagonist, and Sling Blade's sweet charms begin to curdle.Washington PostJanuary 01, 2000
Sling Blade takes you down paths full of primitive, almost biblical implications, but it also finds comic relief in moments of palpable tension.Old School ReviewsFebruary 15, 2012
Much of the audience appeal relies on the film's simplicityEmanuelLevy.ComJuly 22, 2011
Marking Billy Bob Thornton's debut as a director and solo writer, Sling Blade is a powerful southern gothic parable about good and evil.Movie ViewsAugust 28, 2009
Well acted, a multi-leveled story and a pure honesty make Sling Blade one of my favourite films of the 1990s.Groucho ReviewsAugust 12, 2009
Thornton brings three key ingredients to the table: distinctive, rich, authentic Southern locations, patient and painterly atmosphere, and a precise and fresh character to study. [Blu-ray]Movie MetropolisAugust 01, 2009
Thornton offers a subtle, thoughtful script, generally sensitive direction, and an understated performance, uh-huh.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsJuly 23, 2009
Excellent character study of a mentally challenged person.
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