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Hale County This Morning, This Evening Reviews

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February 12, 2019
A visually mesmerizing but only half-illuminating documentary on black lives in the Deep South.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 31, 2019
The result is impressionistic, a look at daily triumphs and challenges that feels like reverie but couldn't be more real.
January 25, 2019
Hale County This Morning, This Evening has an impressive pedigree but that wouldn't count for much if it didn't achieve its aim to find a new language for the overlooked parts of neglected lives. But it does -- lovingly.
January 25, 2019
Hale County This Morning, This Evening is a captivating film that forces us to reflect on the representation of blackness in a whole new light.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 23, 2019
Much of the imagery is exquisite.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 20, 2019
A lyrical meditation on the Black Belt experience, and the parameters of representing it...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 18, 2019
There are moments of genuine lyricism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 18, 2019
A work of visual poetry, emotional and impressionistic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 18, 2019
At every juncture, Ross elects for ambiguity and poses a question to the viewer to answer how black bodies are viewed, encouraging the audience to perform the labour of challenging their expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 18, 2019
In a year of overtly political African-American films, from Black Panther to BlacKkKlansman, Hale County is something different, a deliberately impressionistic and exploratory film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 18, 2019
Slice-of-life and stream-of-consciousness, this is unlike any documentary before about what it's like to be poor and black in America. RaMell Ross is an important new voice in American cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 18, 2019
A fascinating visual scrapbook...meticulously pieced together and painstakingly produced.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 18, 2019
Hale County This Morning, This Evening is a marvelously lyrical look at an African-American community in Alabama. RaMell Ross establishes himself as a poetic voice and vision in non-fiction filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 17, 2019
...subtly affecting and boldly ambitious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 17, 2019
A collection of jagged, fleeting moments and atmospheric longueurs adding up to something far greater than the sum of its parts.
January 17, 2019
There is something visionary in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 16, 2019
Hale County is a kind of mini-epochal calendar art, turning its seasonal pages. With a heavier hand it would have become tendentious or messagey.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 16, 2019
Through framing and editing, small moments are imbued with a sense of spiritual grace, and the entirely mundane is recalibrated as the sublime.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 14, 2019
By posing... difficult questions, and by giving as much focus to the essential peripheries of life as its big events, Hale County has a powerful impact resonating far beyond the lives it depicts.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 11, 2019
[Director RaMell Ross'] aesthetic is strictly observational, like watching animals in their native habitat, the American zoo. Through class difference and intellectual distance, Ross treats the down-home folk like creatures.
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