Get Low is a redemption story that doesn't feel hollow or
fake. That's mostly because the protagonist, a Depression-era
small-town Tennessee recluse named Felix Bush, is played by Robert
Duvall in a wildly imaginative performance that may be the finest he's
ever turned in.
Duvall's film career spans more than four decades, and he's won a pile of accolades, including an Oscar for Tender Mercies,
another redemption parable. However, he's usually been more authentic
in supporting roles, many of them unforgettable; when he stretches
out, he tends to force his effects.
But Duvall doesn't strike a false moment in his portrayal of Felix.