Hillbilly Elegy ★★★

Despite fine performances from Amy Adams and Glenn Close, Ron Howard's 'Hillbilly Elegy' fails to land any emotional punches. The movie suffers from formulaic narrative caught in a tiring loop of super dramatic scenes that escalate too fast. The predictable melodrama presents questionable editing decisions that undermine the overall rhythm and consistency of the story, as well as the viewer's emotional connection to the characters.


Netflix (USA).