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      Death in Texas

      Released Jun 4, 2021 1h 41m Action Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for Death in Texas: Trailer 1 List Death in Texas: Trailer 1 Death in Texas: Trailer 1 2:07 View more videos
      22% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 72% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Billy Walker is finally let out of prison after serving a seven-year sentence for manslaughter, only to find out that the only person who stuck by him during the entire ordeal, his mother, is now dying of liver failure. After visiting her doctor, Billy learns that he must break a few more laws in order to get his mother to the top of the transplant list in order to save her life. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Johnny Loftus Decider We'll allow Death in Texas its clunkier elements of plotting, because it's so downright tender in its numerous sequences of character-driven pathos. Sep 3, 2021 Full Review Carla Hay Culture Mix Death in Texas has too many far-fetched scenarios to be taken seriously. Unfortunately, this dreadful crime drama takes itself way too seriously. There's a lot of corny acting from experienced actors who embarrass themselves by being in this movie. Jul 4, 2021 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews For some it might one of those films that's so bad it might be good. Rated: C Jun 28, 2021 Full Review Jonathon Wilson Ready Steady Cut You can't hate a movie this earnest. But you can make fun of it a little bit. If you're in the mood to do just that, it's worth a look. Rated: 2.5/5 Jun 4, 2021 Full Review Caitlin Kennedy Nightmarish Conjurings Devotees of crime films will find a familiar rhythm with Death in Texas. ... however, it doesn't offer anything distinctive or particularly exciting. Rated: 2/10 Jun 4, 2021 Full Review Mark Dujsik Mark Reviews Movies A series of coincidences, contrivances, and bad plans overtakes the potential of Death in Texas to be about its characters. Rated: 1.5/4 Jun 4, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      joe w Too predictable. Acting weak. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Ouch. Painfully bad movie. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 11/16/21 Full Review ronald h Some movies stretch your credulity, but they usually don't take themselves seriously. Not this one. Its apparently well intentioned sentimentalism is totally eclipsed by its unbelievable plot. The script appears to have been written by a 12 year-old, the dialogue is laugh-out-loud stupid, and the acting is irrelevant because the actors are given so little to work with. It amazes me that movies like this actually get produced and filmed. The story is simple and cliched: A man is released from a Texas prison (his appearance before the parole board is the first clue that you're in for a stupid fest). He goes to his mother's house and gets into a fight with her boyfriend. He discovers that she has liver disease and is way down the list for a transplant. He starts robbing drug dealers to raise $160,000 for a black market liver across the border in Mexico. There's much more, but it's so ludicrous, I won't bother detailing it. Ronnie Gene Blevins plays Billy the ex-con. Laura Flynn Boyle plays his mother. Bruce Dern plays the big time dope dealer. All of these actors are good at their craft, but the script is so lame, they can't do anything to salvage this mess. I watched it to the end (I usually do, just in case a bad movie somehow magically redeems itself), but there was no hope. The film continues inexorably downhill until it reaches a conclusion that is so preposterous, you'll either be slapping yourself or throwing a brick at your screen. Save yourself the self-inflicted injury or damage to your TV and avoid this one. You've been warned. You're welcome. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review harris r Great story, terrible execution, then subtract more stars for casting Bruce Dern. Seriously, who's idea was it to cast Dern as some big rich drug lord/gangster? The guy looks and sounds like a drunk bum. I was cringing every time the camera was on him and his straggly hair, and started talking like a drunk. He may have worked in a comedy version of this story. Worst casting decision I've ever seen; that casting agent needs to change careers. Then you have Ronnie Gene Blevins all monotonic and straight faced, looking like he was bored and only there for the paycheck. I struggled to stay awake when most of the focus was on him. The only stand-out and convincing performances were by Lara Flynn Boyle, Stephen Lang and Cher Cosenza. The directing by novice writer and director Scott Windhauser wasn't too bad for a newb, and although the stories concept was amazing, the execution was less desirable. There were many plot and technical issues. Some dialogue was cheesy and/or unnecessary. It lacked any type of action. Why just show flashes of him and the bouncer? Some nice exciting action would've been refreshing to give the audience someone to route for - and struggle less staying awake. The pacing needed improvement, as the 101 min runtime felt much longer. The score was actually not bad for a B-film, but I had some issues with the sound, as some dialogue sounded muffled and illegible. It's a shame, because this story had lots of potential, had it been cast properly with some tweaks to the screenplay. So never mind all the bogus high reviews, it's a generous 6/10 from me. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The bad guy was bad, but turned it to be a good dude. The other bad guys were just bad! You have to pay attention at the beginning to catch all the twists that are coming your way (or lay off the Ranch Waters before the movie!) Story line is solid. Will watch again and recommend to friends but not family. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Death in Texas is that rare find of a thought provoking action film. It has all the earmarks of a gritty crime story but manages to intertwine the action with a drama about the human dilemmas of choice, relationships and the gray area of real life, not Hollywood, morality. Independent movies will often cast a name actor, usually well past their prime, for a cameo appearance to help get the film made and marketed. Death in Texas was able to attract a full roster of multiple long-time actors with skills well intact and support them with solid up and coming talent, a clever script and strong directing to create a story that keeps you entertained, on edge and pondering the underlying themes well after you've paused the credits to find the names & filmographies of all the new and familiar faces. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Billy Walker is finally let out of prison after serving a seven-year sentence for manslaughter, only to find out that the only person who stuck by him during the entire ordeal, his mother, is now dying of liver failure. After visiting her doctor, Billy learns that he must break a few more laws in order to get his mother to the top of the transplant list in order to save her life.
      Director
      Scott Windhauser
      Producer
      Brandon Menchen, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Tony Adler, Andrew Godbold
      Screenwriter
      Scott Windhauser
      Distributor
      Vertical Entertainment
      Production Co
      BrandTone Films, Ahuevo Films
      Genre
      Action, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 4, 2021, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 4, 2021
      Runtime
      1h 41m
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