A simple tale of redemption told with such careful intimacy. I remember viewing this film when I was younger and not really appreciating just how exceptional it is. Billy Bob Thornton (Who wrote and directed the film) gives the greatest performance of his career. He completely transforms himself into the character.
The setting is probably the most realistic version of the poverty stricken South that I have seen. The dilapidated homes and overgrown yards reminds me so much of the places I grew up in.
Sling Blade is a one of a kind film.