Lone Star

Lone Star

By John Sayles

  • Genre: Western
  • Release Date: 1996-06-21
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 9min
  • Director: John Sayles
  • Production Company: Castle Rock Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 2.99
From 100 Ratings


One of the most acclaimed movies of the 90's! The more a lawman probes into a long-ago murder, the more he uncovers layers of family and racial strife that divide this Texas border town. Year: 1996 Director: John Sayles Starring: Chris Cooper, Kris Kristofferson, Matthew McConaughey, Elizabeth Pena




  • In my top 50

    By Furutan1
    This is good moviemaking and good storytaking. The live seques between the past and present are masterful. It involves a number of interwoven stories, each of which supports and shows light on the other. This is not an Oscar-level film, but it is one of my favorites simply because of its depth and the fascinating story it tells.
  • Tragically Unknown Classic

    By Jim3937
    I am a huge movie fan. I own over 1000 films spanning all genres, black/white, silent, Korean, Japanese, Russian, French, German, Indian, Chinese, obviously American and Canandian cinema as well. I love every genre and I’m a beast at the Leonard Maltin game. This movie is unique in that ever single scene has a wonderful performance and is vital to the story like a well tailored suit there isn’t an extra inch on this film. every actor (and there are many) no matter how small or seemingly insignificant their part maybe absolutely crushes, and even with 20+ characters that are all interconnected and woven into the story beautifully EVERY SCENE MATTERS. There is not one ounce of fat on this movie. On top of one of the most well put together scripts and amazing casting and editing the story is almost indescribable, part love story, part murder mystery, part dissection of US Mexican relations plus a little bit of small town politics and thats leaving off at least 4 other somehow fully fledged out story lines. It defies genre it defies time period its Romeo and Juliet and Sicario and Chinatown all rolled into one. I find something new every time I watch this amazing MUST SEE film.
  • RIP Elizabeth Pena

    By filmfan4ever
    Amazing actress!!! Ive been a fan from early on in your career AND have had a big ole crush on you too!! So sad to see you go… RIP beautiful lady!!