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Sling Blade

HD   R Closed Captioning

Billy Bob Thornton

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About the Movie

25 Years after committing an unthinkable crime, a quiet man named Karl finally returns home. Once there, he's befriended by a fatherless boy and his mother. But when his newfound peace is shattered by the mother's abusive boyfriend, Karl is suddenly placed on a collision course with his past!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 51
  • Fresh: 49
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 8.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A mesmerizing parable of good and evil and a splendid example of Southern storytelling at its most poetic and imaginative. – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, Feb 24, 2007

Fresh: All the actors in Sling Blade do magnificent work, but it's Thornton who stays with you for days. – Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle, Oct 18, 2008

Fresh: A masterpiece of Southern storytelling. – Rita Kempley, Washington Post, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Sling Blade takes you down paths full of primitive, almost biblical implications, but it also finds comic relief in moments of palpable tension. – Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


Best movie in the world greatest movie ever

One of the best of all time.

This movie is worth seeing. It is not new but has a fantastic story line.

One of the best movies of all time!

I can watch this movie over and over again, and it never gets old.

Sling Blade
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1996

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