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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.
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
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.
November 16, 2017
Both women stand out as the film's shining stars: Mulligan for portraying Laura with a romanticism that makes her subjugation even more painful, while Blige instills a hope and strength in Florence in much the same way her music has done for women.
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.
November 16, 2017
Mudbound makes its point by taking its time. You have to be patient with it. There's no drama in Mudbound. This is no 12 Years A Slave or Django Unchained. This is a quiet depiction of family life, about daily endurance and survival.
November 21, 2017
Mudbound is a sprawling family drama and portrait of Americana that can-and should-stand next to classics like Giant.
November 22, 2017
What this film says about race cannot be confined to one character or perspective. It seems to adhere to a novelistic approach, speaking through a collection of voices gleaned from two families' viewpoints in a larger diagram.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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