Winter's Bone - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Winter's Bone Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 30, 2010
A masterpiece, and a gem worthy of Oscar gold...
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
November 17, 2010
It's the kind of movie that pulls you into its setting and doesn't let go.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
November 17, 2010
A rewarding, richly detailed exploration of the strength of character required when confronted by ugly truths.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Barsanti
November 16, 2010
...a deeply naturalistic brand of high lonesome noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
November 11, 2010
From the moment you meet Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) in Winter's Bone, you know what she's capable of.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
November 11, 2010
A Southern teen navigates dangerous blood ties, and a new star emerges in the revelatory thriller Winter's Bone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Miraudo
November 8, 2010
Winter's Bone is indeed harrowing, but it is also fun. It's fun, because it's excellent, and after enduring the mostly-disappointing Hollywood blockbuster season, simply seeing an exquisite piece of work such as this brings a smile to my face.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground
November 6, 2010
As Ree, 20-year-old Lawrence is an absolute revelation; her performance easily ranks amongst this year's best.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
November 6, 2010
The tone and the mood are consistent, the wintry setting forbidding, the characters silhouettes in a world of lean survival. It's the kind of filmmaking that shows off the talents of all concerned
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
November 6, 2010
A tough tale of survival in a harsh environment, this adaptation echoes through the emotional chill and connects with us
Sean Axmaker
November 4, 2010
[Debra] Granik's rich sense of place and culture has the convincing detail of authenticity, and it avoids any sentimentality of Southern rural poverty or kin loyalty.
Andrew Hedley
October 28, 2010
These spooky woods are a dangerous setting - here we find desperate, brain-dead trailer-trash, with moral centres as hollow as the burnt out shacks of their meth misadventures.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Orndorf
October 24, 2010
If the film lacks a certain pinch of mesmerizing drama, it makes up the difference with an exquisite lived-in quality. A frightening, yet crookedly poetic realism.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 22, 2010
A chilling reflection of nature's darker side.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
October 1, 2010
A Chilling look at American Poverty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
September 22, 2010
The Coen Brothers' O Brother Where Art Thou? was the last film to make such delirious use of mountain music. The rest of the world can start drooling over Lawrence. I'm gonna git me a copy of that soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
September 20, 2010
The film continues to grow in the memory months after it was first seen which is always a sign of something great.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
September 17, 2010
Movies don't come much duller than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
September 17, 2010
The film, adapted by director Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini from the novel by Daniel Woodrell, establishes a formidable tension between mystery and matter-of-factness.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)
September 16, 2010
There is poetry here -- as artists as diverse as Walker Evans, James Agee and Harry Smith have found -- of the rawest, most desperate kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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