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Mudbound Reviews

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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
February 26, 2018
... the overburdened first act gradually acquires an effective narrative fluidity in confronting the latency of racism... [Full review in Spanish]
February 13, 2018
The ensemble cast is extraordinary. Miss this film at your risk.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 17, 2018
While it occasionally threatens to get away from itself with its numerous subplots, Dee Rees's controlled direction gives Mudbound a focused narrative trajectory.
December 29, 2017
In its split focus, the movie sometimes feels uncertain whose story it's telling. But the acting is strong.
December 28, 2017
Dee Rees' film is a study of historic division, but it has such a poetically tragic sense of the characters and their limitations that it transcends the period setting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 27, 2017
[Dee Rees'] created a historical epic about two Americas - people living side by side but utterly separated by experiences - that resonates in modern times.
December 19, 2017
The entire cast is remarkable.
December 17, 2017
Director-cowriter Dee Rees gives this 1940s drama such an epic scale that it might have played out better as a TV miniseries, with more time to flesh out the characters and complex situations. But the themes are so vivid that it still gets under the skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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