Mississippi Grind Reviews

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April 7, 2020
On that note, I should probably add that the film isn't all downer drama, and is actually quite funny and joyful, even at the characters' most pitiable moments, and it features a rockin' soundtrack of classic southern blues.
January 10, 2020
It's a surprising film that wrests unexpected pleasures out of some extremely depressing situations, but it's still not going to convince me to make a return visit to a casino any time soon.
April 18, 2019
A perfectly enjoyable, but forgettable, road flick for a sleepy Sunday evening, but Ryan Reynolds' latest step on the comeback trail isn't the winning hand he'd hoped for.
April 8, 2019
[Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn] have an effortless chemistry on screen together and are immensely watchable, helped by Boden and Fleck's unshowy direction, which never gets in the way of the actors.
March 1, 2019
The nuanced touch of writing-directing team[Anna]Boden and [Ryan] Fleck's the understated approach succeeds.
November 30, 2018
It's a terrific film, but it came and went in cinemas before many people could discover it.
August 29, 2018
I can't remember another recent movie where I felt like I was watching real people have natural conversations.
August 23, 2018
A welcome throwback film and worth the trip.
August 21, 2018
"Mississippi Grind" is a true gem of a film this year with standout performances by Reynolds and Mendolsohn, and sharp and cutting writing as well as deft direction.
August 1, 2018
Whether you view Mississippi Grind as a cautionary tale that highlights the futility of gambling or as an oddly inspirational buddy comedy ultimately belies the larger point: The movie is just so much damn fun.
May 22, 2018
Who would have thought Reynolds and Australia's own Ben Mendelsohn would be such a dynamic screen duo?
December 3, 2017
Chooses not to criticize or pass along judgment to Gerry, but rather showcase his extreme sadness and internal pain, which is something that Ben Mendelsohn superbly illustrates with subtle facial expressions
November 10, 2017
Mississippi Grind not only refuses to indulge in the easy pleasures of dramatic momentum, but it pushes its luck by meandering towards a bizarrely extended series of possible endings.
October 26, 2017
Reynolds and Mendelsohn are both excellent in an intelligent and richly atmospheric film that deals as much with addiction and human frailty as it does with friendship.
September 22, 2017
While there is a loose story/plot line to the narrative, Boden and Fleck have crafted the perfect interlude to encapsulate a never-ending story with little hope or light.
May 9, 2016
Ben Mendelsohn is amazing as the sick gambler, always willing to sink lower, and also Ryan Reynolds is magnificent and outstanding. [Full review in Spanish]
May 3, 2016
A loose, funky character study of two guys who can only frame their station as "can't win" and "can't lose," and can't really imagine a life that's anywhere in between.
March 24, 2016
... a meandering road movie through the byways of American characters who populate the card rooms and dice tables and racetracks, and an oddball buddy movie built on a chance encounter and an instant kinship between two losers gambling their lives away.
March 13, 2016
Mendelsohn and Reynolds keep us enthralled, waiting to see what the next turn of the cards will reveal.
March 2, 2016
Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn floating down the Mississippi River to gamble and have fun. Should be entertaining, right? Well, it's more a grind than any kind of entertainment.
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