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FILM DETAILS Certificate TBC Cast Dwayne Johnson Sarah Michelle Gellar Seann William Scott Kevin Smith Curtis Armstrong Justin Timberlake Directors Richard Kelly Screenwriters Richard Kelly Running Time 137 minutes
Southland Tales No longer as bad as you’ve heard
Plot A third World War has broken out in 2008 and Hollywood action star Boxer Santaros (Johnson) has gone missing. When he reappears, tattooed and shacked up with a porn star (Gellar), things really get weird. Verdict A bold and sometimes garbled take on modern American politics, this nevertheless marks an effective and surprisingly funny comeback for a film that many deemed to be DOA. Reviewed by Damon Wise
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