In 1932, abandoned 12-year-old Freddie hops a boxcar alongside a tormented hobo who calls himself King Sammy of Spain, and discovers what made the Depression depressing: soup lines, mob violence, and a doomed shantytown.
For Fans of…
Road to Perdition, The Grapes of Wrath.
Does It Deliver?
Vance’s adaptation of his play is gritty and unsparing, but Burr’s woodcut-like artwork renders even its wrenching climax brittle and static.