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Green Book (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Green Book takes audiences on a surprisingly smooth ride through potentially bumpy subject matter, fueled by Peter Farrelly's deft touch and a pair of well-matched leads.

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When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger-as well as unexpected humanity and humor-they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

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Mahershala Ali
as Dr. Don Shirley
Sebastian Maniscalco
as Johnny Venere
Don Stark
as Jules Podell
P.J. Byrne
as Record Exec
Joe Cortese
as Bobby Rydell
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Witty and warm as cashmere, Green Book is a two-hander in which both stars soar with humor and heart.

November 16, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
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Tony and "Doc" don't just learn from each other; this is heroic two-hander in which they both save each other too.

November 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Thanks in large part to the winning chemistry between Ali and Mortensen, and a pretty darn inspirational true-life story as its foundation, this was one of the best times I've had at the movies this year.

November 16, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Intentionally or not, it flatters the delusion that racism, in its ugliest form, is more of a past-tense problem.

November 16, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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A fine setup for two strong-willed characters to have at each other... Yet Green Book wears thin, and how could it not, since it's basically an illustrative construction in which each scene has a predictable shape and a clear-cut purpose.

November 16, 2018 | Full Review…

This film cuts right through your defenses. That's because the performances by the two actors, especially Mortensen, are so hugely entertaining.

November 16, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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