No past. No future. Nothing to lose.

A hitman (Ben Foster, Leave No Trace) and prostitute (Elle Fanning, The Beguiled) are on the run together in this pulpy crime thriller based on the Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective) novel. Director Mélanie Laurent’s English-language debut.

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  • A seedy but sincere and strikingly attractive picture adapted from the novel by Nic Pizzolatto. Full Review

  • A muted crime drama that runs out of plot too soon, but makes up for it with powerhouse performances and a finely shaded sense of place. Full Review

  • With shadowy imagery that pushes the boundaries of visibility and a mumbly lead performance from Ben Foster that strains the limits of intelligibility, "Galveston" goes past film noir and lands at film murk. Full Review

  • "Galveston" is tough, uncompromising, and hauntingly believable, just a little too slow and a lot too serious for today's typical action audiences. Full Review

  • There are some late, minor twists in Galveston that suggest the movie has more on its mind than it lets on - but they ultimately don't amount to much. Full Review

  • It's uncompromising but at the end, it does leave some room for hope and Foster, in his intense, contained way, makes Roy's redemption highly plausible unexpectedly poignant. Full Review