Winter's Bone Reviews
Winter's Bone received widespread critical acclaim, with Jennifer Lawrence's performance being universally lauded. The film has a "certified fresh" score of 94% on Rotten tomatoes based on 161 reviews with an average score of 8.3 out of 10. The critical consensus states "Bleak, haunting, and yet still somehow hopeful, Winter's Bone is writer-director Debra Granik's best work yet -- and it boasts an incredible, starmaking performance from Jennifer Lawrence." The film also has a score of 90 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 38 critics indicating "universal acclaim".
Roger Ebert gave the film 4 out of 4 stars, praising Lawrence's steely "hope and courage" that remains optimistic despite her tribulations, and calling attention to Granik's direction that avoids passing moral judgement on the characters or descending into stereotypes. Reviewer Peter Travers found the film "unforgettable", writing in Rolling Stone, "Granik handles this volatile, borderline horrific material with unblinking ferocity and feeling.... In Lawrence, Granik has found just the right young actress to inhabit Ree. Her performance is more than acting, it's a gathering storm." Critic James Berardinelli said that "Winter's Bone is a welcome reminder that thrillers don't have to be loud and boisterous to grab the attention and keep it captive." David Edelstein wrote in New York magazine, "For all the horror, it's the drive toward life, not the decay, that lingers in the mind. As a modern heroine, Ree Dolly has no peer, and Winter's Bone is the year's most stirring film." New Yorker critic David Denby called Winter's Bone "one of the great feminist works in film."[The A.V. Club put the film at No. 1 on their list of the best movies of the year
its got such a good soundtrack throughout this movie.......
Winter's Bone debuted in cinemas on June 11 2010 in a Limited release in 4 theaters and grossed "a hearty" $84,797, with an average of $21,199 per theater and ranking #35 at the box office. The film's subsequent outing and expansion to 39 theaters earned $351,317, with an average of $9,008 per theater. The film's distributors Roadside Attractions aimed, concurrently with New York, Los Angeles and Boston, at "heartland cities" such as Minneapolis, Overland Park, St. Louis, Springfield, Dallas and Denver, which eventually all attracted significant audiences, surpassing New York's. According to the distributor, "the filmmakers had always wanted to deliver the movie to the people who helped them make it." The film was in cinemas for over 45 weeks and ultimately earned $6,531,503 domestically and $7,300,000 internationally for a total of $13,831,503, above its $2 million budget
man this is such a really gripping, thrilling, sad movie 2 watch, but I think that Jennifer Lawrence was absolutely brilliant throughout this movie, it is such a really powerful drama movie 2 watch, its got such a fantastic cast throughout this movie.....I think that this is such a sad movie 2 watch, but it is such a fantastic movie 2 watch.......
Ree is the oldest child of a broke family in the country that has a drug dealing father they rely on to survive. He turns up missing leaving Ree with all of the children to take care of. Ree does her best to take care of the kids while hunting down her missing father.
"Your daddy left you to deal with that?"
Debra Granick, director of Down to the Bone and Stray Dog, delivers Winter's Bone in her second major motion picture offering. The storyline for this picture is interesting in a Season 1 True Detective kind of way with worse acting and an almost as interesting setting. The cast delivers uneven performances and includes Jennifer Lawrence, Shelley Waggener, Garrett Dillahunt, and Lauren Sweetser.
"I'm the one who put the hurt on that girl."
I randomly came across this on cable and decided to DVR it. This was an interesting character for Lawrence and I liked it for the most part. The story plays out in a predictable fashion with a couple well done twists. This is entertaining and worth viewing once.
"We'll take you to your daddy's bones."
Stir in the brilliant John Hawkes, emerging super-star Jennifer Lawrence, an Ozark Mountain mystery, a banjo, a few great dogs and we have a minor masterpiece.