Texasville (1991) - Rotten Tomatoes

Texasville (1991)



Critic Consensus: An impressive array of talent on either side of the camera helps compensate for Texasville's inability to live up to its classic predecessor, but it isn't quite enough.

Movie Info

Texasville is Peter Bogdanovich's much-delayed sequel to The Last Picture Show. Adapted from Larry McMurtry's novel and told as a series of episodes, Texasville follows the characters from The Last Picture Show as they reunite in a small Texas town nearly 30 years after the end of the last movie, and face a number of adult problems, as well as confronting lingering emotions and memories from adolescence.


Jeff Bridges
as Duane Jackson
Cybill Shepherd
as Jacy Farrow
Cloris Leachman
as Ruth Popper
Randy Quaid
as Lester Marlow
Eileen Brennan
as Genevieve
William McNamara
as Dickie Jackson
Angie Bolling
as Marylou Marlow
Kay Pering
as Lavelle Bates
Gena Sleete
as Beulah Balt
Su Hyatt
as Suzie Nolan
Earl Poole Ball
as Junior Nolan
Allison Marich
as Billie Anne
Loyd Catlett
as Lee Roy
Pearl Jones
as Minerva
Harvey Christiansen
as Old Man Balt
Leiland Jaynes
as Rev. G.G. Rawley
Sharon Ullrick
as Charlene Duggs
Barclay Doyle
as Joe Bob Blanton
Gordon Hurst
as Sheriff Burns
Ty Chambers
as Little Mike
Adam Englund
as Ed Belt
P.J. Johnson
as Dairy Queen Waitress
James N. Harrell
as Odessa Oil Man
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Critic Reviews for Texasville

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (7)

It all looks good, though, and the actors - epecially Bridges and Potts - are clearly having a ball.

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…

Miss Shepherd...is exceptionally good as Jacy.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

comes off like an exceptionally slow episode of Dallas.

May 12, 2001

This is purty near the worst movie of the whole year.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

It is, in a sense, like a high school reunion, taking people we last saw in 1951 and continuing their histories in the early 1980s.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Good but far from great sequel to Bogdanovich's "Last Picture Show."

August 10, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Texasville

Honestly, this the most bizarre sequel to The Last Picture Show. It's actually just as good, but completely different in story, visuals and mood. This is a complete black comedy as opposed to the fairly serious approach to the original. The characters have seemed to all lost their minds except for Jeff Bridges' Duane, who is slowly being worn down by his chaotic life that was never wanted by him in the first place. The main theme is about middle age and living with regret, but just as much about the effect of the 80s on a small town. I think it's actually a good thing that this isn't just more of the same. Peter Bogdonavich seemed to really want to make a separate and unique movie instead of a sequel. The performances are still great and the writing is clever, which is all you can ask for.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

While "Texasville" is a sequel to Bogdanovich's classic "The Last Picture Show", they are very different movies. While "The Last Picture Show" is a dark portrait of the sexual morals in the 50s, "Texasville" a colorful portrait of sexual ambivalence in the Reagan 80s. All the actors are clearly having a blast reprising their iconic roles and Bogdanovich's deft balance of drama and comedy is masterful. "Texasville" works as a sequel and also as a standalone film of love lost, middle age concerns and dealing with the sheer lunacy that life always throws your way. "Texasville" is a long forgotten gem.

Steven Carrier
Steven Carrier

Super Reviewer


While Last Picture Show was clearly Sonny's story, Texasville decides to relegate him to the background (Timothy Bottoms not being the draw he once was, apparently) and focuses instead on Duane and Jacey -- whose story clearly ended all those years ago, as it certainly doesn't go anywhere here. Almost everyone returns for this sequel, which is kind of sad, when you think about it. Cloris Leachman and Eileen Brennan reprise their roles, but they needn't have done, as the characters have nothing to do with the story (such as it is). And Randy Quaid is at his most annoying, playing a variation on his Cousin Eddie character. No, I could have done without this one altogether.

Steve B.
Steve B.

Super Reviewer

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