Twister

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Released 1990

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Director:
Michael Almereyda
Released:
1990
Rating:
PG-13
When the dysfunctional Cleveland clan, led by eccentric soda tycoon Eugene (Harry Dean Stanton), is forced to wait out a twister on dad's estate in rural Kansas, the family mansion may be too small for this group of colorful oddballs. Crispin Glover, Suzy Amis and Dylan McDermott star in this comedy based on Mary Robison's novel Oh! and co-starring Charlayne Woodard, Lois Chiles and Jenny Wright. Tim Robbins and William S. Burroughs also appear.

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  • 80

    The New York Times Vincent Canby

    The trip, however, is well worth the effort for anyone whose sensibilities have been worn numb by the idiocies of most conventional films.

  • 70

    Time Out London

    Languorous pace and uneasy self-consciousness notwithstanding, it's in a similar bracket to the work of Hal Hartley and Atom Egoyan; it has a spaced-out charm of its own. And Glove...

  • 60

    Variety

    Appealing for its ambition to achieve a unique tone and for its wildly disparate cast, pic never entirely comes together.

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Independent, Dark Comedy