• Yuki_Nagai

    ★★★★ Watched by Yuki_Nagai 12 Apr, 2014

    もっとがんばらなきゃって思った

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  • Sam Gielen

    ★★★★ Added by Sam Gielen

    Really, I am so in love with everything Jennifer Lawrence does.

    This is a dark picture and Jennifer just portraits everything about the character Ree so right.

    Damn, Nice movie.

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  • bbbgtoby

    ★★★½ Rewatched by bbbgtoby 09 Apr, 2014 10

    Winter's Bone is a decent movie and an OK adaptation of a wonderful novel, it's held together by the only good performance of Jennifer Lawrence's career to date and is the cause of heated debated in our household as to whether there can really be a good book to movie adaptation. We got stuck at Fight Club.

    The problem lies in the changes that get made to suckle at Hollyweird's teet, change too much and what's the point in adapting…

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  • Stefan Griens

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Stefan Griens 07 Mar, 2014

    Drama of a young woman trying to survive. The movie is incredibly bleak, which is its main strength. The dreariness of the situation makes the bad decisions every single character makes understandable. Lawrence is great and carries the movie, which has been kept deliberaly sparce with big moments.

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  • Ed Glendenning

    ★★★★ Added by Ed Glendenning

    I cant quite put my finger on what drew me in with this picture. Its brooding and dimly lit nature play a little too heavily for me, however something in that thick smog draws you in and doesn't let your attention deviate for one second. There is a palpable sense of dread that slowly intensifies as the hunt for Ree's father delves deeper into the mountainous terrain and locale. Although the seeming lack of progression may not please everybody, to…

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  • Dnl Crnll

    ★★★★ Added by Dnl Crnll

    Very good noir tale. Jennifer Lawrence's character has just enough perseverance and naiveté to get her into big trouble.

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  • iceberrie

    ★★★★ Rewatched by iceberrie 22 Mar, 2014

    I remember when I first saw it, I wasn’t exactly in the right mood. Thus, my impression was… a bleak movie with a great leading actor. That turned out to be the awesome Jennifer Lawrence later. This time around, I was able to appreciate it a lot more. The directing style, the atmosphere created… it’s my kinda movie, after all :)

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  • Tyler Dixon

    ★★★½ Watched by Tyler Dixon 30 Mar, 2014

    Another great Southern drama. I found that I like the film more as it went on up until the end. While I liked the ending, I also felt it may have been a little too easy. But I liked that it left the audience wondering what might happen next. I really wanted to give this a 4, but I just couldn't. So close though!

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  • stickybeak

    ★★★★ Watched by stickybeak 22 Mar, 2014

    Bone chillingly real.

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  • fatpie42

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by fatpie42 28 Apr, 2013

    Now that Jennifer Lawrence is known for playing Katniss Everdeen, Mystique and some random crazy lady (is it obvious that I haven't watched "Silver Linings Playbook" yet?) it might be easy to forget what is possibly still her best performance.

    "Winter's Bone" is a simple and dark, almost fairytale (as in PROPER fairytale) like story. The basic gist is that it is about a girl looking for her missing father, but there's more to it than that.

    Jennifer Lawrence's character…

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  • Benedict Keeler

    ★★★½ Watched by Benedict Keeler 24 Mar, 2014

    Finally sat down to watch the whole film, after only managing the beginning a few years ago when it came out. Lawrence's best performance still - there's a lot of talk about this actress, but from what I've seen she hasn't really matched the subtlety she shows off here. John Hawkes, an ever-demanding screen presence, suddenly stopped being 'the guy in the background' and shows us a what a powerfully fine-tuned character actor he can be with the right roles.…

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  • Kris Dotson

    ★★★ Added by Kris Dotson

    I think my reservations mostly stem from my proximity to the culture depicted here. Too much of it rings false. It just consistently feels like the work of an outsider, albeit a well-intentioned and intelligent one. Sometimes it's the particular phrasing (I'd be curious to know how closely this adheres to the book's dialogue, seeing that Woodrell is not the outsider that Granik is). Sometimes it's the delivery of the dialogue by the supporting cast, but it's always distracting regardless…

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