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Green Book Reviews

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December 8, 2018
Green Book, is the Oscar-baitiest of Oscar-bait films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 19, 2018
M oviegoers who will leave this movie having learned for the first time that Dr. Shirley and Green Books existed but only through a white lens, deserved better than this shallow introduction to an integral part of Black history.
December 6, 2018
Thanks to a blazing performance from Mahershala Ali, you might even believe that Green Book is good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 21, 2018
The perfect comfort film to take your racist uncle too, cause heck, even if they are a closed-minded ass, being a racist can still be...funny?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 28, 2018
Green Book operates in a Fisher Price world, where every heart can be changed and friendship always prevails.
December 11, 2018
Green Book (fancies) itself a progressive .... awards season film, but there are moments in the narrative which are unbelievably tone deaf and in truth, almost regressive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2
October 20, 2018
For the life of me, I can't see what distinguishes this from the tons of other polite Oscar dramas that came before it. We're in familiar territory here, and the formula has produced much stronger, more dynamic results than this.
November 12, 2018
Green Book would rather bury its head in a past that never was than to be relevant to a present it finds too unpleasant to address.
November 15, 2018
With its insistence on the pretense of loving our way into racial harmony, the movie exists almost exclusively to allow white moviegoers to nod sagely about how far we've come.
October 19, 2018
A feel-good story if you are somehow able to look past the overbearing reality of today's pervading racism.
December 3, 2018
It seems this old-timey salve remains effective with audiences and among the critical set, despite talk of an assumed progressive cultural shift.
Full Review | Original Score: D
November 23, 2018
The lengths [it goes] to make the internal turmoil tearing Shirley apart a lesson for Tony rather than an indictment on our nation's abhorrent history is unfathomable.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 21, 2018
The actors give it their all, but they come across as extreme caricatures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 14, 2018
Farrelly and company take their road trip and make a middlebrow, kid-gloved entertainment committed to reminding everyone that racism is bad and that getting along with people who are different than you is way easier than you think.
November 18, 2018
It's not quite Racism for Dummies, but the strokes are so broad and the tone so breezy that "I saw Green Book" could qualify as the new "I have a black friend."
Top Critic
November 16, 2018
Intentionally or not, it flatters the delusion that racism, in its ugliest form, is more of a past-tense problem.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 16, 2018
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 15, 2018
You may enjoy your time hanging out with these characters, but you may also wish they had a much better vehicle for their story.
November 21, 2018
"Green Book" disappoints as purely a feel-good Racism 101 type of comedy-drama, almost feeling like a "this is how things used to be" presentation when "things haven't changed as much as you think" is closer to the truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 19, 2018
Borrowing the name of such a fraught piece of history and making a feel-good comedy about it, then failing to do that piece of history justice, is at best a misstep.
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