Black Snake Moan Reviews

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November 24, 2020
A nearly indefinable blend of pulpy guilty pleasures.
October 25, 2019
Writer/director Craig Brewer has whipped up a controversy magnet that will make some fans of his first film, Hustle & Flow, retract anything they said in defense of its depiction of women.
June 6, 2019
Worth seeing for Sam Jackson alone, but one wonders what someone like Quentin Tarantino or Robert Rodriguez would have done with this material.
November 3, 2018
Brewer uses these plot machinations to investigate ideas of race, religion and redemption in a way that for most of the film's running time is unusually riveting.
August 23, 2017
. . .I still can't decide if the film is serious or not. If it is, this causes some major problems, since the morality it espouses is nuts.
July 6, 2010
God, sex and the blues are mashed together and deep fried southern style in Craig Brewer's unique Black Snake Moan.
August 27, 2009
Snaps and crackles with comic verve
April 29, 2009
With excellent performances, plays on morality and sexual behavior, Brewer composes another surefire classic.
April 23, 2009
Craig Brewer, the promising director who hit it with Hustle and Flow, seems to harbor a need to exorcise his white burden through films centered on black music.
November 20, 2008
Brewer knows his music, and how to make it the center of a story; if he only did a better job filling in the rest of the blanks, this might've worked.
June 13, 2008
Moan? You're more likely to be groaning - or possibly hooting with laughter at the implausibility of this messy, misogynistic melodrama.
February 1, 2008
I did expect there to be a stronger emotional connection between Ricci and Jackson, but that said, the two actors were impressive to watch.
December 7, 2007
October 31, 2007
Pulpy Southern immorality tale is for adults only.
September 27, 2007
Chaining people to your radiator is a Wrong Thing To Do. This is not the opinion of Black Snake Moan.
September 15, 2007
Its sleazy, scuzzy nature comes not from a forward desire to push the standards of taste but a been-there sense of the ways of the world.
July 28, 2007
Deception, freedom and redemption all weave themselves into a moody tale that holds our attention for most of the time, compounded by Ricci's striking performance and waif-like appearance
June 29, 2007
Basically, the movie is an old-fashioned morality play, for all its lurid details.
June 25, 2007
A fascinating, colourful, sometimes outrageous film that succeeds because it was built on a solid foundation.
June 25, 2007
Black Snake Moan is highly recommended for anyone who is tired of films with scripts that insult their intellect or that boast superficial performances by mediocre actors.
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