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Black Snake Moan Reviews

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
God, sex and the blues are mashed together and deep fried southern style in Craig Brewer's unique Black Snake Moan.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
Snaps and crackles with comic verve
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
With excellent performances, plays on morality and sexual behavior, Brewer composes another surefire classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
October 31, 2007
Pulpy Southern immorality tale is for adults only.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
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
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 29, 2007
Basically, the movie is an old-fashioned morality play, for all its lurid details.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
June 25, 2007
A fascinating, colourful, sometimes outrageous film that succeeds because it was built on a solid foundation.
Read More | Original Score: 82/100

IGN Movies
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Matthew Turner
June 19, 2007
A superbly written, brilliantly acted and frequently surprising film that is by turns sexy, shocking and ultimately moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Phelim O'Neill
June 16, 2007
Jackson's elegant performance gives the frequently tough to swallow story some credence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine
May 18, 2007
Sam Jackson delivers the electric blues in a not-so-blue movie that promises more Deep South sin than it actually delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 15, 2007
The collision of ideals is also where Black Snake Moan shines as a statement on the value of the cultural melting pot.
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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 15, 2007
Moody and full of atmosphere, this film has a terrific premise, but no plot to speak of. It's an intriguing character study, beautifully filmed and acted but ultimately somewhat empty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 11, 2007
This is a strange, politically incorrect and controversial film. It defies all expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
March 10, 2007
The pace may be uneven but the music side of this album is worth watching and especially listening to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 9, 2007
This edgy story may seem heavy and dark, but it's infused with a great deal of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
March 9, 2007
While writer-director Craig Brewer's Black Snake Moan isn't the film his earlier Hustle & Flow is, it's got its peculiar Southern Gothic appeal. Moan transcends its trashy, exploitative trappings, rising to a homey sort of salvation.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 8, 2007
...compelling, surprisingly non-expoitative...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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