Mississippi Grind Reviews

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December 10, 2015
It's a sketch of a film, but more than workable as a vehicle for Mendelsohn at his delicate, tragicomic best.
October 25, 2015
Mendelsohn seems at ease on the razor's edge that divides the radiant from the wretched.
October 25, 2015
From its unshowy script on down, Mississippi Grind is content to rumble along as a character piece, keeping its storytelling loose and unpredictable, like a repeat flick of the dice.
October 23, 2015
Mississippi Grind is a rarity: an American movie about gambling that actually acknowledges that when you stay up all night in a badly lit room, your skin is likely to become very clammy and blotchy.
October 23, 2015
The film earns major points for giving Ben Mendelsohn a proper, meaty character to tussle with, no longer psychotic second banana or madballs deus ex machina.
October 22, 2015
A flimsy road movie about two mismatched gamblers.
October 22, 2015
It is a watchable if faintly baffling movie, never anything other than well acted, conspicuously without allegiance to any conventional three-act screenplay structure.
October 8, 2015
The actors flaunt craft, the script lays on the folksiness with a trowel, and scenes of local color seem to come straight from a guidebook.
October 7, 2015
It's as if the Scarecrow and the Tin Man got lost and wandered down the Mississippi River, drinking and gambling and stumbling into and out of various troubles, not worrying about their brains or their hearts, just wishing for a little bit of luck.
October 2, 2015
The movie is a snapshot collage of flyover America, but also, perhaps, an homage to the soon-to-be-lost world of brick-and-mortar gambling.
October 1, 2015
Even as a road movie this is pretty bland.
October 1, 2015
This is one of the better movies about the gambling culture in recent years.
October 1, 2015
Mendelsohn manages to make us simultaneously feel sorry for him and hope, against what seem like steep odds, that he somehow succeeds.
October 1, 2015
"Mississippi Grind" winds up being an improbably satisfying, even heartwarming character study.
October 1, 2015
Among the virtues of "Mississippi Grind" is an unpredictability that's rare in movies these days. For much of the film, it's unclear just where it's going - and that's just fine.
October 1, 2015
Mendelsohn and Reynolds are terrific, each wrapping himself up in the material like a well-worn favorite sweater.
September 30, 2015
A well-crafted and gritty tale of two compulsive gamblers ...
September 28, 2015
We don't know what game these people are playing or where they're ultimately going, but we enjoy the ride while it lasts.
September 25, 2015
Both of these men have more shadings and unexpected, often hidden layers than we thought, and the actors reveal them in pieces, often at moments where you don't expect to be surprised, much less confounded.
September 25, 2015
Gambling tales are a hard sell. But this one is on a lucky streak. Great performances from Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn.
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