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In Dubious Battle (2017)



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Mac McLeod (James Franco) and Jim Nolan (Nat Wolff) arrive at a Depression-era fruit farm in California and begin to rally the workers to unionize for better working conditions. Franco directed this adaptation of John Steinbeck's 1936 novel.

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Critic Reviews for In Dubious Battle

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Franco clearly enjoys playing the idealistic rabble rouser, and who wouldn't want to direct a movie so they could cast themselves as a charismatic radical? Unfortunately, watching someone else play make believe is only fun if you believe it yourself.

February 24, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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Rarely has such star wattage resulted in a film so dull.

February 17, 2017 | Full Review…

In Dubious Battle is monotonous in its messaging, working only when it allows itself to be a character piece less tied to Having Something to Say.

February 17, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

At least it means well.

February 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Can't help but dispense with much of the book's moral and dramatic complexity, and along with it any real capacity for fresh insight or surprise.

February 16, 2017 | Full Review…

A faithfully earnest rendering of John Steinbeck's classic Great Depression tale.

February 16, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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