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Mudbound Reviews

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November 10, 2017
Mudbound finds itself unable to transcend its own conventions.
October 24, 2017
The film, and by extension Rees, is fidgety as far as placing such a dynamic in focus, almost as if she's unwilling to lean towards one clear idea of what their races mean for one another, toward any answer for the question her film poses.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
January 21, 2017
Its powerful moments are too often swamped by melodrama that undercuts the director's skills as a storyteller.
January 5, 2018
Hey, if endless degradation and sadness are your cuppa tea, then click on Mudbound.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 13, 2017
Rees uses voice-overs to bring the many characters to life, but the text is thin; the movie's exposition is needlessly slow and stepwise, and the drama, though affecting, is literal and oversimplified.
November 30, 2017
Mudbound typifies a new kind of unpleasant entertainment based on social-justice homilies. . .But Mudbound becomes tiresome from its opening scene. . .[It] lacks the authenticity and justification of genuine folk art.
February 22, 2019
It's well-made, well-shot and well-cast, just slightly turgid in its approach, which results in turning the viewer off rather than engaging with their emotions and sense of justice throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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 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
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 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.
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
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.
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-
June 13, 2018
It depends on one's perspective, but this stunning film, gorgeously directed and skillfully acted, challenged mine.
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.
November 21, 2017
There is an external and internal struggle within each of these six main characters.
November 12, 2017
Mudbound is an essential film in its depiction of racism.
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