r96sk’s review published on Letterboxd:
Split opinion on this. Overall, though, I think my thoughts regarding it are, just narrowly, positive.
'Where the Crawdads Sing' is a tad overlong and I'm not sold on the ending, though even so I think I like this enough. The acting is the big reason for that, with Daisy Edgar-Jones standing out alongside David Strathairn. Taylor John Smith and Garret Dillahunt are solid elsewhere. Away from the actors, most other elements are forgettable.
The conclusion is iffy to me. It was clear the film was holding something back in regards to the story, though the way it eventually goes isn't the most satisfying to me personally. It's a pretty straightforward film, when all is said and done.
It's close to being what I'd consider a miss, but I reckon it just about does enough right. 2½* doesn't feel fitting to me, so 3* it is.
Edit: Always fascinating to me seeing the differing viewer reception films get across different sites (e.g. Letterboxd vs. Rotten Tomatoes vs. IMDb etc.). It's usually Letterboxd that is most positively different comparatively, though with this 2022 flick it's the opposite interestingly. Like... 96% on RT!
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