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Ask the Dust

HD   R Closed Captioning

Robert Towne

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About the Movie

Colin Farrell is Arturo Bandini, a young would-be writer who comes to Depression-era Los Angeles to make a name for himself. While there, he meets beautiful barmaid Camilla (Salma Hayek), a Mexican immigrant who hopes for a better life by marrying a wealthy American. Both are trying to escape the stigma of their ethnicity in blue-blood California. The passion that arises between them is palpable – if they could only set aside their ambitions and submit to it. Oscar-winning screenwriter Robert Towne (Chinatown) directs this outcasts’ tale of desire in the desert, co-starring Donald Sutherland (Pride and Prejudice).

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 104
  • Fresh: 36
  • Rotten: 68
  • Average Rating: 5.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Farrell isn't living up to his hype. He's inheriting the mantle from Andy Garcia as the world's oldest promising newcomer. – Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: ... after an hour or so, Ask the Dust seems to have said everything, and the air starts to seep out of its hermetic atmosphere. – Wesley Morris, Boston Globe, Nov 24, 2011

Rotten: Ask the Dust is one of the most eagerly awaited cinematic projects of 2006, which may be why it lands with such a curious thud. – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Jul 16, 2008

Rotten: Who would have guessed that Robert Towne, the writer of Chinatown, could make a movie as awful as Ask the Dust? It has it all -- one-dimensional characters, one-dimensional set and idiotically arch dialogue. – Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

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ya know alot of people have said this is not that great of a movie, but they are really wrong. you gotta give the movie a chance first. It is really good, and..Idina Menzel is in it to : ) Shes alittle..crazy in this movie, ut shes still amazing! : D



Idina Menzel's duration of appearance

Was a very good movie, but wish Idina Menzel was in it more than she got to be.

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Ask the Dust
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2006

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