Black Snake Moan Reviews

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
God, sex and the blues are mashed together and deep fried southern style in Craig Brewer's unique Black Snake Moan.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009
Snaps and crackles with comic verve
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
With excellent performances, plays on morality and sexual behavior, Brewer composes another surefire classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Craig Brewer, the promising director who hit it with Hustle and Flow, seems to harbor a need to exorcise his white burden through films centered on black music.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Marder
Hollywood.com
November 20, 2008
Brewer knows his music, and how to make it the center of a story; if he only did a better job filling in the rest of the blanks, this might've worked.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 13, 2008
Moan? You're more likely to be groaning - or possibly hooting with laughter at the implausibility of this messy, misogynistic melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 1, 2008
I did expect there to be a stronger emotional connection between Ricci and Jackson, but that said, the two actors were impressive to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
October 31, 2007
Pulpy Southern immorality tale is for adults only.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 27, 2007
Chaining people to your radiator is a Wrong Thing To Do. This is not the opinion of Black Snake Moan.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
September 15, 2007
Its sleazy, scuzzy nature comes not from a forward desire to push the standards of taste but a been-there sense of the ways of the world.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
July 28, 2007
Deception, freedom and redemption all weave themselves into a moody tale that holds our attention for most of the time, compounded by Ricci's striking performance and waif-like appearance
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 29, 2007
Basically, the movie is an old-fashioned morality play, for all its lurid details.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
June 25, 2007
A fascinating, colourful, sometimes outrageous film that succeeds because it was built on a solid foundation.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100

IGN Movies
June 25, 2007
Black Snake Moan is highly recommended for anyone who is tired of films with scripts that insult their intellect or that boast superficial performances by mediocre actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
June 19, 2007
A superbly written, brilliantly acted and frequently surprising film that is by turns sexy, shocking and ultimately moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Phelim O'Neill
Guardian
June 16, 2007
Jackson's elegant performance gives the frequently tough to swallow story some credence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]
May 19, 2007
It's so profoundly, mind-blowingly offensive that you almost have to admire the writer/director Craig Brewer's nerve.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine
May 18, 2007
Sam Jackson delivers the electric blues in a not-so-blue movie that promises more Deep South sin than it actually delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 15, 2007
This is an unusually bold film, but it's also a morality tale that's riddled with hypocrisy and is frankly offensive. Not a blues movie as much as a blue movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
May 7, 2007
Frankly, I'm shocked by the number of critics who have been praising the film. To my mind, the movie doesn't even rate to be called camp. It's simply a bad idea gone wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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