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Simply outstanding! Sayles has made a contemporary version of the old John Steinbeck Grapes of Wrath days, as well as recreating the era of The South during the roaring twenties. The film is full of lush cinematography by Haskell Wexler, a strong cast of characters and realistic story and dialogue. Plus, it has some memorably slimy villains, played by Kevin Tighe and Gordon Clapp as the mining companies hired thugs, who attempt to get things back in order in Matewan. David Strathairn is equally impressive as the hard-headed town sheriff, who will not tolerate Tighe and Clapp's bullying of the townsfolk. If you'd ever want to get into John Sayles films, this is the one to start with.