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Sal

HD   Unrated Closed Captioning

James Franco

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About the Movie

Director James Franco chronicles the final hours in the life of actor Sal Mineo, one-time teen heartthrob, gay icon, and the Academy Award-nominated star of Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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43%
  • Reviews Counted: 7
  • Fresh: 3
  • Rotten: 4
  • Average Rating: 4.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: As always, Franco demonstrates a talent for and interest in composition, performance, and the naked human moment. – Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice, Oct 29, 2013

Rotten: All we do is wait through uneventful hours with the protagonist until their foreordained death comes as a kind of finale and release. – Dan Callahan, RogerEbert.com, Nov 1, 2013

Fresh: Despite its modest proportions and chilling finale, Sal is foremost an affectionate tribute, conjuring ample warmth out of relatively little. – Ben Kenigsberg, AV Club, Oct 31, 2013

Rotten: It functions under the delusion that subtext will magically appear if you linger on a character long enough, and the significance of most of its scenes is nothing if not inscrutable. – Nick McCarthy, Slant Magazine, Oct 30, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Really?

Without a doubt, the biggest waste of time ever committed to film . . or bytes. This dreadful piece of dreck lasts 85 minutes and looks like it was filmed in 90. Anything left on the cutting room floor must have been blank film . . . and would still make a better outtake reel than the movie itself. The "auteur" style of cinematography consists of closeups so close that you only see 3 parts of anyone's face at any one time, e.g., hairline, eyes & nose . . eyes, nose & mouth. . nose, mouth & chin . . and is a "technique" used ad nauseum. Ambience consists of zeroing in on nighttime lighting and going closeup until you see the dust on the camera lens . . yes, dust on the camera lens. . . poor Sal Mineo, murdered once on the street and again on film. If I knew James Franco personally, I'd take him on a rock climbing trip and suggest he cut off his other arm. . . just to make sure this directing bug doesn't happen to him again.