Sling Blade

 1996 // Drama // 135 min // R

Plot

 Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.

Director

  Billy Bob Thornton

Cast

  Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter

Rotten Tomatoes: 96

Metacritic: 84

IMDb: 8.0


Average: 86.7

What they're saying -

You will see what's coming, but the masterful performances, especially Thornton's, will leave you riveted.