Winter's Bone Reviews

August 22, 2017
. . .the film also hits every major poverty clich: 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.
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.
September 17, 2010
Movies don't come much duller than this.
September 16, 2010
It will wow anyone who thinks grimness equals profundity.
September 15, 2010
Like a Botoxed face, the movie never shows an interesting wrinkle or passion-attesting lifeline.
June 18, 2010
While Winter's Bone hardly exploits the poor in its depiction of them, its decision to focus on Bree while showing audiences their world seems like an artistic compromise.
June 12, 2010
Lacks adequate suspense and intrigue, occasionally drags, and leaves you feeling underwhelmed despite strong, well-nuanced performances and a richly atmospheric setting.
June 11, 2010
The main reason for Winter's Bone to exist is that it delivers a little voyeuristic thrill -- a bit of poverty porno -- for the critics who awarded it their highest honors at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
June 10, 2010
Grim backwoods tale takes its time building momentum.
June 10, 2010
Winter's Bone is one of those movies that can't quite make a distinction between profundity and plain old bleakness.