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Winter's Bone Reviews

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August 21, 2017
. . .the film also hits every major poverty cliché: hard men, harder women and a code of honour among the thieves and junkies that is as intractable as it is ancient. The notes are solemnly intoned one after the other.
May 12, 2017
Beneath the fierce naturalism of the stark chilly/beautiful imagery and tough performances is a rural noir in an unforgiving world and Granik tells the story with great skill.
July 11, 2012
Peyton Place meets Deliverance in a meth lab.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
June 12, 2012
In moments of confrontation [Jennifer Lawrence's Ree] is as fearsome as Sigourney Weaver in Aliens, taking on monsters to protect the small and the vulnerable.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 15, 2011
Jennifer Lawrence is dazzling as the film's protagonist as she struggles to uncover the truth between her addict father's disappearance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 30, 2011
Winter's Bone is an absorbing and socially conscious piece of work, underwritten by the constant threat of violence.
May 21, 2011
Gritty and real...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 18, 2011
Granik... proves a dab hand with the camera, capturing the starkness of the Ozarks and Ree's situation in a free-flowing and pensive way that transfers the chill of it all on to the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 4, 2011
Not having been to this part of the country, I can't say for sure whether Granik has captured it accurately. The point is that it feels genuine.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 30, 2011
Granik pays deference to the curious ways of the mountain folk, rejecting the prevailing hillbilly clichés to depict people with hardy survival instincts in the grip of financial hardship and addiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 26, 2011
An unflinching portrait of shabby life in the Ozarks, this powerful indie drama features an Oscar-caliber turn from Jennifer Lewis, a real discovery who's only 20, in the lead.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 13, 2011
Winter's Bone certainly has its redeeming qualities, particularly its cinematography and a superb lead performance by Jennifer Lawrence, but man, does it feel EMPTY until a gripping sequence near the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 45/100
March 10, 2011
An acutely gripping, grimly authentic thriller.
February 24, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 19, 2011
Un retrato realista, crudo y duro de ambientes y personajes que viven al margen de la sociedad, de la ley y la moral, y que crece en intensidad como un thriller de suspenso. Estupendas actuaciones de Jennifer Lawrence y John Hawkes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 14, 2011
Uma narrativa densa e multifacetada que permite que aquelas pessoas desafiem nossos preconceitos e se apresentem como indivíduos imperfeitos, sim, mas jamais unidimensionais.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 10, 2011
There is a profound sense of Neorealism percolating beneath Winter's Bone's noirish mystery plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 31, 2011
Debra Granik's bleak little film is as tough, unflinching and fascinating as the characters who eke out a life amid its cold, gray hills.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 28, 2011
... consciously attempting to avoid clichés can erode authenticity. To director Debra Granik's credit, realism permeates every frame of digital imagery
December 29, 2010
A gripping movie that graphically portrays poverty as the worst form of violence in the life of a 17-year-old heroine struggling to save her family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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