The Sunset Limited

The Sunset Limited

The Sunset Limited

Tommy Lee Jones directs and stars opposite Samuel L. Jackson in this one-room drama about a philosophy professor (Jones) who was about to throw himself in front of a moving train until a man of faith (Jackson) saves him. When they return to the man’s apartment, the professor attempts to justify ending his life. Adapted from a stageplay written by Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men).

2011Rating: M87 minsUSA
Drama
Director:
Tommy Lee Jones ('The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada')
Writer:
Cormac McCarthy
Cast:
Tommy Lee JonesSamuel L. Jackson

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The Sunset Limited / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Few constructs are more intoxicating to actors -- and potentially stultifying to audiences -- than the two-character play.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The two actors do everything they can to make that a tolerable situation, but they can never entirely distract us from the fact that they’re trapped in Mr. McCarthy’s dorm-room argument masquerading as a drama.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A lot of talking doesn't translate to a lot of interest as the intimacy of the play is lost on television. And likely on viewers.

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