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Green Book (2018)

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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 Don Shirley
Don Stark
as Jules Podell
Sebastian Maniscalco
as Johnny Venere

Critic Reviews for Green Book

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4)

A film that's remarkably conventional and shallow in its treatment of racism, but also an undeniable showcase for two great performers.

September 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Distinctive and amusing turns by Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali make Peter Farrelly's first solo feature outing a lively and likable diversion.

September 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Mortensen's role may be the showier of the two, but Ali is a marvel to watch in his musical performances.

September 11, 2018 | Full Review…

A touching and meaningful look at race and class in America, the likes of which studios rarely produce anymore.

September 11, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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The characters here deal with humiliation after humiliation, and usually, there's no "Hollywood solution," like just punching your way out of danger. The danger is ever-present and all around you. Sometimes the characters have no choice but to suffer.

September 18, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Mahershala Ali switches gears with ease from playing a hardened drug dealer in Moonlight to portraying a refined artist with great dignity and many secrets in this heart-warming crowd-pleaser.

September 18, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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