Grand Theft Parsons Reviews

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January 9, 2018
Shannon does a great turn as the archetypal failed hippy idealist... and while the rest of the cast are sterling rather than shining, the script and David Caffrey's tyro direction are tight enough to pull the whole vehicle along.
June 13, 2008
Don't let Knoxville's Jackass pedigree put you off - he can be subtle as well as gross.
April 1, 2006
February 9, 2006
there are worse ways to pay respect to music legends
December 6, 2005
November 17, 2004
a sad joke without a solid punchline
October 26, 2004
What I responded to most about Grand Theft Parsons is that it tells the story without excess sentimentality...a funny, engaging movie that's worth seeking out.
August 19, 2004
June 29, 2004
Inspired by a true story, pic travels down familiar genre highways, but quirky humor and an apt soundtrack make for a pleasant enough journey.
June 29, 2004
What could have served as a colorful episode in a more expansive film about the famed singer has instead become the premise of a mildly entertaining but overextended road movie that doesn't succeed on either dramatic or comedic terms.
June 25, 2004
Grand Theft Parsons showcases some of Parsons's songs, but ... in the end it is a tribute to a man who stayed true to his word.
June 19, 2004
The Phil-Larry dynamic makes up most of the movie and the strain of turning an anecdote into an demi-epic can be felt throughout the movie.
June 18, 2004
A dramatically inert buddy-road picture that's too shapeless to ever click.
June 18, 2004
Gram Parsons' last rites were among the most extraordinary in rock history. Too bad this retelling of the singer's final adventure is so tame.
June 18, 2004
It's an aggravating film that seems content to skim the surface before folding up its tent after a scant 88 minutes.
June 18, 2004
A ho-hum, meandering road movie, albeit with an extremely cool soundtrack.
June 18, 2004
Parsons' memory deserves a better movie than this.
June 18, 2004
Caffrey keeps the energy level high, and has populated the supporting roles with the most comical-looking character types ever assembled outside of a David Lynch film.
June 17, 2004
The script ... leaves a lot to be desired, strewn with dialogue as flat and stale as old beer and some invented characters who make the events depicted seem more silly than anarchic.
June 17, 2004
Since his death in 1973, the country singer Gram Parsons's legend has become a figure of worshipful legend, to which this rambling, low-key movie makes a modest contribution.
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