Green Book Reviews

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October 18, 2019
There are too many cringe-worthy moments... where Tommy becomes Shirley's 'white savior.'
July 24, 2019
. If one doesn't think too much about it, it's easy to enjoy Green Book on a surface level because it's well-intentioned Oscar-bait with touching performances...
June 3, 2019
Feels like a relic, offering a Band-Aid for a wound far too deep to be healed by such surface-level hokum.
May 21, 2019
Never as thoughtful or incisive as it wants to be.
May 3, 2019
Green Book is a glib, caricatured and insensitive movie that reduces an enduring, dangerous societal problem to a calculated fable with a happy ending. [Full review in Japanese]
April 16, 2019
A hackneyed, simplistic take on a serious subject.
March 14, 2019
Another story where white people have to learn about black people's humanity, and the black characters exist so the white characters are able to learn and grow.
March 7, 2019
"A shameless Oscar-bait".
March 4, 2019
Once I shook off the glossy trappings of "Green Book" and its on-the-nose ending, I couldn't still enjoy the friendship brought to life on the screen.
March 2, 2019
If it were shown on television, I might stop by to see a bit of Mortenson and Mahershala, but I'd change the channel before it made my eyes roll.
February 27, 2019
By the end it turns into a Hallmark Christmas movie with color-blind, non-homophobic hugs all around.
February 25, 2019
While Green Book is one of the lesser films to bear the Farrelly imprimatur, it can be appreciated for its role in revealing so nakedly the rules of the prestige picture sweepstakes.
February 25, 2019
Green Book lacks the depth it aspires to, and only works on a very superficial level. Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali give exceptional performances but this message movie fumbles its message.
February 18, 2019
The screenplay essentially turns Shirley into a black man who thematically shapeshifts into whoever will make the story appealing to white audiences - and that's inexcusable.
February 12, 2019
The tone of the film is sympathetic, but too complacent for the theme it's pretending to treat. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 9, 2019
Green Book has a race problem, but it delivers cringeworthy depictions of women and gay men too.
February 8, 2019
This film coddles white viewers to make them feel good on the inside while black/people of colour viewers are left looking at a jaded film that wasn't made with a true black perspective in mind.
February 8, 2019
The film becomes inoffensive and without substance because it never earns its ending and never shows us how they truly became friends. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 8, 2019
The film by Peter Farrelly edits reality and does not bother the viewer, reducing a complex problem, like racism, to a fable with a happy ending. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 7, 2019
A glib road movie/buddy picture hybrid that is so slick, stupid and obnoxious that it would not surprise me in the slightest if it did go on to become one of the front-runners in this year's Oscar derby.
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