Beasts of the Southern Wild

PG-13| 1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
Six-year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) lives with her father, Wink (Dwight Henry), in a remote Delta community. Wink is a stern taskmaster, but he is preparing his young daughter for the end of the world. When Wink falls mysteriously ill, nature seems to fall ill with him. Temperatures rise, the ice caps melt and fearsome prehistoric beasts called aurochs run loose. Rising waters threaten to engulf their community, sending Hushpuppy in search of her long-lost mother.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Release Date: June 27th, 2012|1 hr. 33 min.

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  • There's no way you won't be captivated by Wallis, chosen ahead of 3,500 candidates to play the tiny folk hero who narrates the story. Her performance in this deceptively small film is a towering achievement. show more

  • There's no trace of calculation, only artistic ambitions and hopes that have come to fruition in the year's finest film thus far. show more

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild transports us to places that are peculiar and dangerous and magical, and makes us feel weirdly at home. show more

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  • April 29, 2014 fc00000000193043
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    in this film are breathtaking, and with the help of Hushpuppy’s powerful voiceovers, a coming of age drama has never been as fierce or heartbreaking. The spirit of adventure lives in this fi

  • March 11, 2013 sd00000000140760
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    fburcaw, I bet all of your reviews for any motion picture is the same....for all the obvious reasons.

  • January 24, 2013 ksharlan
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    boring - cannot believe this was one of the 10 best films of 2012

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