• 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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  • Joe Hastings

    ★★★★ Watched by Joe Hastings 02 Mar, 2015 2

    So this is where it all started for Jennifer Lawrence.

    After seeing this film I can certainly understand why people remember her performance. It easily outshines those silly Hunger Games films and I still prefer Rebecca Romijn as Mystique. So now I can finally see her acting abilities as others do even if they haven't translated to her other films. Lawrence is able to be a strong female character without making all the males look like mice. That alone makes…

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  • Rick Burin

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Rick Burin 01 Mar, 2015

    "Now, you know I've got the legal right to go in there hunting the man any place I want?"
    "I know you'd be wasting your time and pissing me off."

    I went to see this at the cinema on Saturday, and I'm going to keep doing it until someone makes a better movie.

    Debra Granik's feminist masterwork is the key film of the decade so far: an unorthodox, spine-tingling thriller, a humanist fable, and a staggering study of a good…

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  • Nick Vass

    ★★½ Watched by Nick Vass 24 Feb, 2015

    Naturally, the drug-plagued Missouri is shown with no embellishments or rose-tinting at all. This place is bleakly credible. And sure, Lawrence and Hawkes inhabit their characteristics to very believable lengths. But it's so stubbornly stuck in first gear as an investigative piece. That I don't like. An example: look at Two Days, One Night which also tells simple storytelling by pitting a desperate protagonist on an expectant deadline. Each response has a profound distinction for her. It also uses repetition…

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  • escott

    ★★★½ Watched by escott 21 Feb, 2015

    I wasn't aware of Lawrence's role before watching this, and I enjoyed her performance. The story is foreign and interesting not at all a horror movie as I was expecting from the title.


    channeling SSL: thought it would be pr0n, but it wasn't.

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  • Jonathan Paula

    ★★★★ Watched by Jonathan Paula 21 Feb, 2011

    Fresh, but uneventful.

    Easily the least known of the nominated pack, this is an unflinching look at the life of Ree Dolly, played by Jennifer Lawrence in a nominated role - a 17-year-old girl in the rural Ozarks who struggles to support her poor family by herself. Matters are made worse when her deadbeat dad misses his court-date, an action that could result in the state repossessing the Dolly-family house. So, with her family's only hope of survival in that…

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  • Isaac RK

    ★★★★ Watched by Isaac RK 15 Feb, 2015

    This was not the movie I was expecting, I thought it was going to be mystery thriller and that was not the case at all. That being said this is a great and realistic movie. The plot is very simple and not dramatized at all, and that is why the movie worked for me. This is because the film has such a different native structure than most movies, which have a structure similar to a play, because it seems as…

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  • William Kretschmer

    ★★★½ Watched by William Kretschmer 20 Feb, 2011

    An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.
    More social drama than thriller the movie is wonderfully set in authentic surroundings and has a magnificent central performance by Jennifer Lawrence.

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  • Cinematic Justice

    ★★★★ Watched by Cinematic Justice 14 Feb, 2015

    The desolate setting of a rural community in the Ozarks makes this film feel almost like a modern-day Western (minus the gunslingers). The bleak setting rather organically lends itself to a bare bones (sorry) story which gives Jennifer Lawrence a chance to shine, which she of course seizes and then some.

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  • Mike Sharples

    ★★★ Watched by Mike Sharples 12 Feb, 2015

    'Winter's Tale' is a drama written and directed by Debra Granik (Stray Dog) and stars Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger Games) and John Hawkes (Lincoln).

    This is basically a story of a 17 year old girl (Lawrence) who is trying to track down her drug dealing father while trying to keep her crubmling family from falling apart. Looking after her little brother ans sister and her sick mother she embarks on this journey to find out the truth of her fathers disappearance…

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  • Amit Ashar

    Added by Amit Ashar

    2010

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  • Bill Shannon

    ★★★★½ Watched by Bill Shannon 11 Dec, 2010

    "Winter's Bone" is a film noir that just happens to take place in the Missouri Ozarks. Ree Dolly (Lawrence) has to find her pa, who done disappeared and will lose the house they live in if he skips bail. The story follows Ree from house to shady house, cousin to shady cousin, to find her old man.

    Ree herself is a real tough broad, and she is fearless. She has no fear of going deeper and deeper underground to get…

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