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Mudbound Reviews

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December 7, 2018
Mudbound is a modern American tragedy where none of the characters escape unscathed, and no good deed goes unpunished.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 24, 2018
It wears its literary strengths on its sleeve through poetic narration and an emphasis on dialogue. Yet its cinematography and color palette are equally striking; the greens, golds and browns of the WWII-era Mississippi farmland glow with vibrancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 5, 2018
Attentive audiences may become enthralled and captivated by the film's stunning cinematography and terrific ensemble cast.
November 1, 2018
Mudbound stands as a marker of what a modern slave narrative should look like. But how many more films centered on Black pain do we really need?
Full Review | Original Score: 4.50/5
October 23, 2018
This film destroyed me. It kicked me in the stomach, ripped out my guts, and stomped on them. Watch it. Watch it immediately.
October 16, 2018
The film has an acute sense of place in its design and cinematography. It is in the editing that the film becomes choppy, not giving any one story or any one character the space to breathe.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 10, 2018
It's an American epic about two families in just a decade's time and yet it tells the story of a nation divided by hate and suffering.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
October 4, 2018
Mudbound takes an intimately epic novel and transforms it into an unsubtle, awards courting drama. The cast deliver uniformly great performances, but the film never delves as deep as I would have liked into the harsh social backdrop of the period.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 4, 2018
Screenwriter and Director, Dee Rees makes a brilliant decision to focus on sharecropping. It's a profession that's rarely represented on film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 28, 2018
The hidden passions, rancid hatreds and thunderstorms make for a memorable movie about the wastefulness of prejudice and the value of friendship. It goes back into the past to tell us some important things here in the present.
August 28, 2018
Beautifully shot. The cinematography is stunning. It's a very quiet, but powerful film.
August 27, 2018
Mudbound is an atmospheric evocation of a dark place in America's history when life was dirty and difficult.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 14, 2018
Rees effortlessly has created one of the most sweeping and epic films of the year, as rooted and gritty as its subjects.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 19, 2018
Mudbound is old-fashioned in the best sense. Its literary fidelity and historical heft offer an unsettling look at the past, while at the same time packing the visceral wallop of the present.
June 13, 2018
It depends on one's perspective, but this stunning film, gorgeously directed and skillfully acted, challenged mine.
May 21, 2018
New American classic Mudbound is a reminder of the brutality of American history, of the weight of generations of institutionalized bondage and familial racism, and of the possibility of love as survival.
March 28, 2018
This film does a phenomenal job of reminding you that the more things change, the more they stay the same. One thing that has changed is Mary J. Blige, who has blossomed dramatically as an actress.
March 13, 2018
Since Netflix produced Mudbound, many viewers will watch it on laptops, which is unfortunate because Rachel Morrison's cinematography is so carefully burnished.
March 5, 2018
The direction of Rees, well supported by the lyrical photography of Rachel Morrison -nominated to the Oscar for this work-, is centered more on the story, on her half dozen characters and on how the actors interpret them. (Review in Spanish)
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 26, 2018
...The magnificent cinematography of Rachel Morrison, the first woman in the history of the Oscars to be nominated in this category, condenses all the drama that the filmmaker Dee Rees transmits in a brutal but emotional way... [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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