U Turn is a 1997 Neo-noir/drama film directed by Oliver Stone, based on the book Stray Dogs by John Ridley. It stars Sean Penn, Billy Bob Thornton, Jennifer Lopez,Jon Voight, Powers Boothe, Joaquin Phoenix, Claire Danes and Nick Nolte.
U Turn was filmed in 1996 on location in Superior, Arizona and other areas of Arizona and California.
Roger Ebert gave the film 1½ stars, deeming it a “repetitive, pointless exercise in genre filmmaking—the kind of film where you distract yourself by making a list of the sources”. Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote that it “demonstrates a filmmaker in complete command of his craft and with little control over his impulses”.
|Directed by||Oliver Stone|
|Produced by||Dan Halsted
|Written by||John Ridley (book and screenplay)
|Music by||Ennio Morricone|
|Editing by||Hank Corwin
Thomas J. Nordberg
|Distributed by||TriStar Pictures
|Release date(s)||August 27, 1997 (Telluride Film Festival)|
|Running time||125 min.|