Cook County (2011)
Average Rating: 5.1/10
Reviews Counted: 13
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 8
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Average Rating: 3.4/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 6
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Average Rating: 3.7/5
User Ratings: 424
Living in a small town and amongst a house full of crystal meth abusers, seventeen year-old Abe (Ryan Donowho) wrestles to beat an addiction to meth and struggles to protect himself and his young niece from an abusive Uncle Bump (Anson Mount). When Sonny (Xander Berkeley) returns home from prison seeking redemption from his son, Abe, the two must navigae the treacherous waters created by Bump, who will do almost anything to maintain a dangerous lifestyle fueled by crystal meth. The tension and
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Meth addicts at least can qualify for treatment; where, though, is the rehab facility for indie directors addicted to making ugly little movies about wretched little losers?
What we need is for the writer and director, David Pomes, to wallow less in aimless dialogue and lowlife sordidness. What we need is a point.
Its almost-gleeful horrorshow quality comes with the tinge of exploitation. Misery begets more misery, but to what end?
Pomes squeezes in a few well-observed details among the recycled white-trash clichés...
Rather than viewing moral chaos from the eye of a storm, director David Pomes watches his movie blow off into the storm itself.
Cook County excels primarily due to the acting merits of Anson Mount. Mount portrays Bump as one of the more menacing, and yet pathetic, drug dealers ever to grace cinema.
Strictly recommended for those dying to watch crystal meth addicts being, well, crystal meth addicts, with every attendant horror. Anyone?
A gritty, pungent drama with some nicely attuned performances; the rank aroma of frantic hopelessness can almost be smelled coming off the screen.
Pomes is honest about why people do drugs. Bump does drugs because drugs feel good. They raise him up from the squalor that is his existence. Meth energizes him, makes him feel alive and powerful ...
Audience Reviews for Cook County
- Uncle Bump: I'm a public servant.
- Sonny: Until I got two sticks I can rub together I feel a little bit responsible.
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