That Evening Sun
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Academy Award-nominee and ten-time Emmy-winner Hal Holbrook (Into the Wild) stars with Oscar-winner Ray McKinnon (The Blind Side) and Alice in Wonderland's Mia Wasikowska in this critically acclaimed gem. Fleeing the retirement home where his son abandoned him, Abner Meecham sets out to reclaim his beloved Tennessee farmstead - only to find it's been leased to an old enemy, the volatile Lonzo Choat. After Abner intervenes to protect Choat's daughter from her drunken father's abuse, events spiral toward a startling, violent climax in "...an exceptionally fine, richly atmospheric film." (Joe Leydon, Variety) Dedicated to the memory of the late Dixie Carter.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 36
- Fresh: 29
- Rotten: 7
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Holbrook's fierce, contained performance matches in depth and truthfulness his portrayal of a weary Army retiree who briefly becomes a surrogate father to Emile Hirsch's survivalist in Into the Wild.
Fresh: Hal Holbrook was born to play sly, cantankerous rascals.
Fresh: Though the movie is filled with complex emotions and a powerful poignancy, it often manages to be darkly funny, thanks to Holbrook's wily, unsentimental portrayal under Teems' smartly calibrated hand.
Rotten: Director Scott Teems' film is as quiet as untilled soil -- not always a good thing -- but Holbrook has a handle on where to dig.
What great southern filmmaking is all about
Teems' fantastic adaptation and direction along with an all-star cast that turn in Oscar worthy performances make this film a must-see southern classic.
One of the best dramas I have seen in a while.
Terrific film with outstanding performances.