This award-winning festival hit stars Emile Hirsch ("Into the Wild") and Stephen Dorff ("Somewhere") as two brothers who are forced to flee Reno after being involved in a hit-and-run accident. Based on the novel by Willy Vlautin, this moody thriller is a searing and profound examination of brotherhood and the power of storytelling set in the timeless Sierra Nevadan frontier. Features supporting performances by Dakota Fanning ("The Twilight Saga") and Kris Kristofferson ("Lone Star"). A Polsky Films Presentation.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
133 Ratings
133 Ratings

68% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6.1/10
  • Fresh 27
  • Rotten 13

Critics Consensus: The Motel Life transcends its frustratingly uneven screenplay with some outstanding work from a talented cast.

Information

Studio
Polsky Films
Genre
Drama
Released

Languages

Primary
English (United States) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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