Watch: Lone Star 1996 123movies, Full Movie Online – John Sayles’ murder-mystery explores interpersonal and interracial tensions in Rio County, Texas. Sam Deeds is the local sheriff who is called to investigate a 40-year-old skeleton found in the desert….As Sam delves deeper into the town’s dark secrets, he begins to learn more about his father, the legendary former sheriff Buddy Deeds, who replaced the corrupt Charlie Wade. While Sam puzzles out the long-ago events surrounding the mystery corpse, he also longs to rekindle a romance with his old high-school flame. Sayles’ complex characters are brought together as the tightly-woven plot finally draws to its dramatic close..
Plot: When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.
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Ive always admired Sayles as a writer and a filmmaker. His early films (Secaucus 7, Brother from Another Planet) even though they were rough and messy had wit and brilliant acting, but when he gets it right, he gets it right: Matewan and City of Hope are two examples of multi-layered stories with believable three-dimensional people in powerful situations. Lone Star is an amazing film: characters that are on screen for even a few minutes come of as real people, flesh and blood, no cardboard cut-outs here. Great performances from Chris Cooper, Kris Kristofferson, Elizabeth Pena, Joe Morton and many, many more. Taut, funny, thrilling and emotional. Great film by a great talent.
A yarn that demands to be unspooled
It’s implied on the box for “Lone Star” that Kris Kristofferson takes center stage as an monstrously corrupt sheriff (which I took to mean something like Denzel in “Training Day”). And though he is wicked, he’s much more a fringe player. That was a surprise, but it turned out to be far from unpleasant. This movie is much more complicated than that; its Texas border town steeped in fictionalized history, where prejudices are ingrained and everything – right down to the characters – is more complex than at first glance. It’s a procedural, but slow-burning and character-driven, and I found myself caring deeply for these people (Cooper and Peña, especially). It’s very well cast (Frances McDormand’s a trip in this movie) and the flashbacks are handled seamlessly with a subtle camera move. And the final fifteen minutes makes for some of the finest cinema pay-off ever, where everything finally gets laid out and you’re treated to a series of narrative punches to the face.
Very well done.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 15 min (135 min)
Genre Drama, Mystery, Western
Director John Sayles
Writer John Sayles
Actors Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña, Stephen Mendillo
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 15 wins & 19 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (processing)
Film Length 3,700 m (Sweden), 3,781 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)