• R, 1 hr. 55 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Craig Brewer
    In Theaters:
    Mar 2, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 26, 2007
  • Paramount Vantage


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Black Snake Moan Reviews

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

God, sex and the blues are mashed together and deep fried southern style in Craig Brewer's unique Black Snake Moan.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4/5

July 6, 2010
Fernando F. Croce

Snaps and crackles with comic verve

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 27, 2009
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

With excellent performances, plays on morality and sexual behavior, Brewer composes another surefire classic.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Original Score: 3/4

April 29, 2009
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

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.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 23, 2009
Brian Marder

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.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 3/5

November 20, 2008
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Moan? You're more likely to be groaning - or possibly hooting with laughter at the implausibility of this messy, misogynistic melodrama.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 2/5

June 13, 2008
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

I did expect there to be a stronger emotional connection between Ricci and Jackson, but that said, the two actors were impressive to watch.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 6/10

February 1, 2008
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Pulpy Southern immorality tale is for adults only.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

October 31, 2007
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Chaining people to your radiator is a Wrong Thing To Do. This is not the opinion of Black Snake Moan.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 5/10

September 27, 2007
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

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.

Full Review Source: Projection Booth | Original Score: A-

September 15, 2007
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

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

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 28, 2007
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Basically, the movie is an old-fashioned morality play, for all its lurid details.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

June 29, 2007
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

A fascinating, colourful, sometimes outrageous film that succeeds because it was built on a solid foundation.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 82/100

June 25, 2007

IGN Movies

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.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 5/5

June 25, 2007
Matthew Turner

A superbly written, brilliantly acted and frequently surprising film that is by turns sexy, shocking and ultimately moving.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

June 19, 2007
Phelim O'Neill
Guardian [UK]

Jackson's elegant performance gives the frequently tough to swallow story some credence.

Full Review Source: Guardian [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

June 16, 2007
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

It's so profoundly, mind-blowingly offensive that you almost have to admire the writer/director Craig Brewer's nerve.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

May 19, 2007
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine

Sam Jackson delivers the electric blues in a not-so-blue movie that promises more Deep South sin than it actually delivers.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

May 18, 2007

This is an unusually bold film, but it's also a morality tale that's riddled with hypocrisy and is frankly offensive. Not a blues movie as much as a blue movie.

Full Review Source: BBC | Original Score: 2/5

May 15, 2007
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

Frankly, I'm shocked by the number of critics who have been praising the film. To my mind, the movie doesn't even rate to be called camp. It's simply a bad idea gone wrong.

Full Review Source: Murphy's Movie Reviews | Original Score: D

May 7, 2007
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