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Honkytonk Man

comedy, drama


Red Stovall (Clint Eastwood) is a Depression-era rascal whose fire-in-the-belly passion comes from the whiskey he slugs and the dream he chases: singing at the Grand Ole Opry.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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    93%
  • Audience Score
    64%

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    64%

Audience Reviews

5 stars

A real gem of a film that's filled with humor and heart, a lot of heart. Clint Eastwood put away his tough guy image for a personal project that delivers in a wonderful way as solid entertainment. Eastwood is absolutely superb, one of best performances, its up there with Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino and Bronco Billy. Clint and his son Kyle Eastwood shine together in this warmhearted adventure. A beautiful masterpiece. Director, and star, Clint crafts a truly remarkable and magnificent movie that will shine as one of his true classics.

- allan913, Tuesday, November 20, 2012

3 stars

A bittersweet character study, it works remarkably well. You even begin to believe Clint Eastwood in the role. The star's son, Kyle Eastwood, makes an impressive film debut.

- deano, Thursday, October 30, 2008

3 stars

Shockingly good. Eastwood makes for a terrific singer, and his character is outside of his normal range of tough guys. Alexa Kenin steals the show when she's on-screen with her wacky character. The film is still odd, at times, and his character make politically incorrect (even for the Depression-era) moves, but this is one of his finest performances. And his direction here isn't bad either, especially for an earlier Eastwood film.

- fb68600877, Monday, June 25, 2012