94 mins
6.8 / 10 (503)


After surviving a setup by his criminal boss, Roy, a mob hitman, rescues a young and frightened sex worker who was being held captive, and flees with her to Galveston, Texas. There, the two find strength in each other as dangerous pursuers and the shadows of their pasts follow close behind.

MUBI's take

Starring Elle Fanning and Ben Foster, this striking thriller is the English-language debut from Mélanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds). With hardboiled pedigree in True Detective creator Nic Pizzolato’s source novel, and a stunning one-take set-piece, Galveston is a prime slice of pulp fiction.

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