Accidental Texan

critic Reviews

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    Katie RifeRogerEbert.com
    The script is so declarative and predictable that it suggests that the writers felt their audience must be stupid.
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    Joe LeydonVariety
    The next time you hear someone complain that they sure don’t make them like they used to, point them in the direction of “Accidental Texan."
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    There’s an earnestness about Accidental Texan that can only warm your heart. Every moment is predictable, but in Bristol’s capable hands that becomes a strength.
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    Accidental Texan is an annoying 'fish out of water' comedy/drama about a Los Angeles-based actor who is reluctantly recruited by a Texas oil driller to be part of an oil scheme. The dialogue and scenarios become increasingly ridiculous.
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    Sarah LittleScreen Rant
    The comedy-drama Accidental Texan intends to pull viewers in with an unlikely friendship and heartwarming story, but the film mostly feels forced.


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    Mark JacksonEpoch Times
    As I started watching the film, I agreed with the critics. By the end, I agreed with the audience. Here’s the best way to watch this film—in three installments.
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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    I’m always excited to see THC in anything these days, and he does his best to keep Accidental Texan grounded, but there are too many elements working against him to make the film worth recommending.
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    Tara McNamaraCommon Sense Media
    Still, with the acting talent of Church and Bruce Dern and Pankow's charm, it's all good enough to entertain for a couple of hours.
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    Collin GarbarinoWORLD
    In Accidental Texan, the characters struggle to find the right place to drill, but the filmmaker struggled to figure out what kind of movie he was making.
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    Joel CoplingSpectrum Culture
    The halfway point of Accidental Texan rather cleanly divides the film into two very different movies. Both are utterly cornball.

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