Two Men in Town
Two Men in Town (2015)

After a troubled youth and 18 years in prison, William Garnett (Forest Whitaker) is being released. With the help of an idealistic parole agent (Brenda Blethyn) and his new-found Islamic faith, Garnett struggles to rebuild his life and… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 6, 2015
DVD Release Date: May 12, 2015
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

It'll be easy for some to dismiss this as a familiar story told all too coolly, but look closer and you'll see it has a raging heart.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

The setting is striking, the cast impressive. But "Two Men in Town," a drama that's built on dread and circles the question of redemption for a newly released prisoner, falls short of the mythic territory it aspires to.

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John Noonan
FILMINK (Australia)

Two Men in Town is a dusty, sun bleached saunter through redemption.

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Glenn Kenny

As exceptional as the acting in the picture is, and it is wonderful ... it can't entirely lift the movie from the rut it has all but plowed into by the end credits.

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Tomas Hachard

The movie's melancholic, atmospheric tone, coupled with a muted performance from Whitaker, offers a new way into the material.

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Rob Gonsalves

You have to get your enjoyment in bits and pieces, from the mood and the landscape and the performances.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

The desert landscapes are gorgeously shot by Yves Cape, but "Two Men in Town" never seems to fully inhabit its setting. Nor does the schematic, occasionally clumsy story do justice to the skills of the cast.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

Even if the accents are questionable or inconsistent, there's still a sense of place and geography that's rare in contemporary American film. This is the county-sized world of a parolee, where everything seems small except the horizon.

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Kirk Honeycutt

Erratic and confounding in its fractured storytelling, Rachid Bouchareb's first foray into filmmaking in the U.S., 'Two Men in Town,' is a mixed bag.

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