Dreamland (2020)

Dreamland (2020)

Dreamland (2020)

Academy Award nominee Margot Robbie leads this thriller as an outlaw on the run, hiding out in the barn of a farm hand (Finn Cole, Peaky Blinders) who desperately needs the bounty money on offer.

Eugene Evans (Cole) is coming of age in the Texas Dust Bowl. Clinging to a dream of escape and reunion with his biological father, Eugene and his family struggle to keep their home amidst a plague of Dust Storms and foreclosures. In a nearby town, five innocent civilians are killed in the midst of a holdup, and the local authorities are pursuing the fugitive bank robber, Allison Wells (Robbie). When a $10,000 bounty is placed for the capture of Ms. Wells, Eugene seizes the opportunity in hopes that this monetary reward will prevent the foreclosure of his family farm. However, the task comes easier than anticipated when Eugene finds her hiding out in his family farm.

Eugene discovers that Allison Wells story may be a bit different that he had thought, and there may be a better way to save his family than turn her in. It doesn’t hurt that Allison Wells is a good talker and soft on the eyes, but more than that Eugene begins to fall in love for the first time in his life because they share something else; the dream of escaping their stories.

2020Rating: M, Violence, offensive language & nudity98 minsUSA
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Dreamland (2020) / Reviews

Stuff

Stuff

Margot Robbie's bankrobber ensures depression-era drama is never dull.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

While it doesn't entirely overcome its familiar trajectory, the film is so stunning in every other way that its narrative shortcoming hardly matters.

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Variety

Variety

A singular if somewhat slow-to-alight outlaw romance set against a Dust Bowl backdrop.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Robbie is fantastic as a fugitive gun moll in Miles Joris-Peyrafitte's beautifully shot Depression-era coming-of-age story.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Seems to be about legends, the price of escape, maybe unreliable narrators - but ends up not saying much about any of them.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Affirms Margot Robbie's abilities both as an actress and as a movie star of the highest order.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

No masterpiece, but it is a robustly made action drama.

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The Times

The Times

Has countless artful frames and not a moment of authenticity.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Dreamland is Joris-Peyrafitte’s attempt at making a Badlands of his own, though closer in aesthetic register to Days of Heaven. But Dreamland... is ultimately a pale imitation

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