Beasts of the Southern Wild - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Beasts of the Southern Wild Reviews

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William Bibbiani
December 4, 2012
Fully formed and beautiful whether you like it or not.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Vincent Mancini
December 3, 2012
When you live in the city and you buy your meat wrapped in cellophane, it's a pleasant fantasy to believe that people who sleep in the dirt and gut their dinners are possessed of a spiritual richness that you've always felt you're somehow lacking.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Matt Glasby
November 29, 2012
The strangest, sweetest coming-of-age flick you'll see all year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
November 20, 2012
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" is one of the worst films to come out of 2012.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
November 14, 2012
It's a human drama which stays with you for quite some time afterwards.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
October 26, 2012
Beasts is an extraordinary, deeply moving film that's one of the best of 2012. When the end credits roll - just like Hushpuppy - you'll feel like the king of the Bathtub.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Sophie Ivan
Little White Lies
October 24, 2012
When can we watch it again?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 24, 2012
Depicting a person's connection to the land he lives in is not easy to do, but this film does it better than any other film I can remember.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jason Best
Movie Talk
October 23, 2012
A wondrously weird slice of Cajun magic realism... Beasts of the Southern Wild explodes with energy and colour. The Cajun rock score soars. And the film's young lead is astonishing.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
October 21, 2012
Variously poetic, mysterious and opaque, a bit like the work of the African director Souleymane Cissť but without the depth.
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
October 21, 2012
There's poetry, tough love and, above all, a fierce stoicism on the bayou in Benh Zeitlin's strikingly beautiful and haunting debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ali Gray
October 19, 2012
Original and aesthetically unique, Beasts Of The Southern Wild is almost impossible to categorise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jayne Nelson
SFX Magazine
October 19, 2012
A startlingly original indie production that will stay with you for years, a film so intense you can almost feel the heat of the swamp in which it was filmed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Rich Cline
October 19, 2012
Lushly imaginative filmmaking and strong performances more than make up for newcomer Benh Zeitlin's indulgent flourishes as a new writer-director.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
October 19, 2012
It's too sentimental about the unsentimental.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Sexton
London Evening Standard
October 19, 2012
It doesn't ultimately make any sense at all and, for me, its charm wasn't enough to sustain the whole ramshackle structure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew Collins
Radio Times
October 19, 2012
As well as being dramatically and visually engaging, the film conjures a living ecosystem that pulses, grips and ultimately enchants.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
October 19, 2012
An idiosyncratic salute to an indomitable human spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
October 18, 2012
It's absolutely dreadful, but will appeal to the prejudices of anyone who found Terrence Malick's The Tree Of Life a timeless masterpiece or David Gordon Green's bore-athon George Washington life-affirming.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
October 18, 2012
Like a series of dippy postcards sent by an enraptured child from a disaster zone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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