• Morgan Lewis

    ★★★★ Watched by Morgan Lewis 25 Mar, 2015

    While simple, there's a lot of tension in this film, which is helped by the authenticity of the portrayals. Read full review.

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  • Jeremy Clark

    ★★★★★ Added by Jeremy Clark

    The eerie and austere thriller Winter’s Bone pulls you into its story and never lets go. The tone and the mood are consistent, the wintry setting forbidding, the characters silhouettes in a world of lean survival. It is a Midwestern gothic, a quiet mystery, a scorching drama of grim traditions, meth-cooked justice and one girl’s desire to survive. Jennifer Lawrence is outstanding as the heroine, tough as she is pretty, with a smart mouth and brazen attitude that give way…

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  • Howway

    ★★★★½ Watched by Howway 20 Aug, 2014

    生要看人,死要見屍。一場追索父親下落的限時調查,揭開了人際關係曖昧私慾盤生蠢動的南方小鎮,錯綜複雜而不欲人知的真相。血濃於水的或親或疏,流言蜚語的傳播破壞,貧困青春的奮力掙扎,盡數皆為導演與編劇以冷靜沉著的敘事鏡頭,完美濃縮成一截寒冬裡的凍死骨,殘酷冷冽且精準。

    Jennifer Lawrence成功駕馭了這位堅毅勇敢的長姊角色,扛起整部電影的動能與張力,不難想像她能以此片在弱冠稚齡即躋身奧斯卡獎史上第三年輕的最佳女主角提名者。

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  • Steve Pennock

    ★★★★ Watched by Steve Pennock 24 Mar, 2015

    A simple story, about simple characters with simple motivations. Set in the vast empty Ozark mountains the scenery and landscape becomes its own character which tells you more about the people that inhabit it than the people themselves ever do.

    The story of Ree Dolly (Lawrence) looking for her father didn't grab my interest at first, however the story builds up a momentum and a tension as it introduces more and more characters and lets you in on more of…

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  • RickyHaze

    ★★★½ Added by RickyHaze

    A solid drama, great performances throughout. I wanted to know more though, it ended with questions lingering. About her dad, her uncle, her mom. Oh, and why the hell were all the rednecks angry all the time? Not one smile, one giggle, everything they said or did was unbelievably depressing. Still a solid film.

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  • MysteryLover66

    ★★★★★ Added by MysteryLover66

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  • Jay

    ★★½ Watched by Jay 16 Mar, 2015

    Director: Debra Granik
    Screenwriter: Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini
    Based on the novel of the same name by Daniel Woodrell
    Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Garret Dillahunt, John Hawkes, Lauren Sweetser, Shelley Waggener, Sheryl Lee & Dale Dickey
    Runtime: 100 min // Certificate: 15

    With its melancholic, brooding approach and its sullen palette of greys and blues, Winter’s Bone is a film that looks beautiful and boasts a series of spectacular performances, but one that goes nowhere and has little to say.

    Based on…

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  • Cole Stacey

    ★★★★½ Added by Cole Stacey

    Good movie. Jennifer Lawrence deserved whatever she got for this one.

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  • KMOKLER

    ★★½ Added by KMOKLER

    The acting great everything else bland blandness I'd say don't bother watching this movie.

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  • Ruth

    ★★★½ Watched by Ruth 09 Mar, 2015

    A worthy adaptation lifted by a star-making performance from Lawrence. However (and I hate to be one of those people) the Woodrell book just did it for me a lot better. There are some solid changes (the army emphasis) and some pointless, even detracting changes (the gender of the youngest sibling), and I think the film did a good job at capturing and translating the regional slice of life, but there was just something missing for me here. It never…

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  • Jarod Fiedler

    ★★★★ Watched by Jarod Fiedler 06 Mar, 2015

    I've seen Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle and Hunger Games but somehow I missed this one. Now that I've seen it, it's settled. I'm in love with Jennifer Lawrence.

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  • Adam Bolden

    ★★½ Watched by Adam Bolden 20 Feb, 2011

    I love movies about poor people. I love watching trashy people live normal lives and not complaining about it. Some call them rednecks, I call them entertainment. That being said, I had the pleasure recently to witness a rather unentertaining film called Winter's Bone.This film is about a 17-year-old named Ree who is raising her two younger siblings while taking care of her cerebrally distant mother. She finds out that her drug-dealing father has gone missing and if he doesn't…

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