Down in the Valley is a bit of a jumble, switching tones and genres quickly from the first to second half, but I'm still glad I watched it. The performances by all of the main actors, especially Norton, are pitch perfect and make this movie better than it probably is. The first h...
A romance between a teenage girl and a thirtysomething drifter takes the young woman down a dangerous and unexpected path in this independent drama. Tobe (Evan Rachel Wood) is a pretty 18-year-old who... read more
Directed by: David Jacobson
Release Date: June 16, 2005
DVD Release Date: September 26, 2006
Stats: 1,449 reviews
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January 15, 2010
October 29, 2009
Down in The Valley What a great film...very layered and subtle. It is beautifully shot and the four main characters are original and yet painfully familiar in their alienation, anger, and despair. The Cowboy character played by Edward Norton (who is amazing) seems so simple at fi...
October 1, 2009
Destined to be a classic, this is my kind of film! Norton is brilliant in this modern day western. Highly Recommended!
March 19, 2009
It's all over the place. The filmmaking is unfocused and too in love with itself to care about the real story behind it all. The acting isn't all that convincing either.
July 22, 2008
July 12, 2008
Yet another brilliant performance by Edward Norton.
He portrays an innocent young man who believes he's a cowboy in the San Fernando valley. He's brought out of his low key existence by a rebellious teenage girl who just causes him problems. Norton's character, Harlan is filled ...
April 4, 2008
Not a film I had heard of previously, but one with a good storyline. It lures you into a false sense of security and then a much deeper side to the film emerges. The dvd cover says "Reminders of 1970's aces Taxi Driver and Badlands" and I see hints of both as possible influence...
March 28, 2008
I'm having trouble thinking of anything I want to say about this movie. I'll give it a shot tomorrow.
TOMORROW: ...Nope. Still nothing. The movie was more interesting than this - why can't I formulate anything to say about it? I guess Edward Norton is pretty damn good as always ...
November 23, 2007
Directed by: David Jacobson.
Starring: Edward Norton, Evan Rachel Wood, David Morse, Rory Culkin.
It happens all the time, you get a film that has a quality in its first and second acts and then something throws it off in the third....Down in the Vall...
October 31, 2007
A cerebral romance with wonderful performances from Ed Norton, Evan Rachel Wood, Rory Culkin, & David Morse.
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