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Black Snake Moan

R| 1 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
After her lover (Justin Timberlake) leaves to serve in the military, Rae (Christina Ricci) gives in to her raging libido and leaps into a life of wild abandon. Lazarus (Samuel L. Jackson), a troubled bluesman, finds Rae beaten and left for dead. He takes her in and holds her captive in an attempt to help her find a cure for her affliction.

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson , Christina Ricci , Justin Timberlake , S. Epatha Merkerson , David Banner , Adriane Lenox , John Cothran Jr. , Ruby Wilson

Director: Craig Brewer

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Black Snake Moan (2007)

Release Date: March 2nd, 2007|1 hr. 58 min.

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  • Offensive on multiple levels -- if only the plot had any levels at all -- Black Snake Moan leaves no "Tobacco Road" cliche unsmoked. Ricci gives it her all, and then some, but even her body and Jackson's blues can't heal a movie that rockets plum off its nut. show more

  • Black Snake Moan' is a trip to that unfamiliar territory well worth tagging along on. show more

  • For all the preposterous clichés of the plot, which clanks as loudly as Laz's chain, and for all the inertness of Justin Timberlake's performance as Rae's brooding squeeze, Black Snake Moan finds unchained energy in its foolishness, and gives Mr. Jackson a chance to pluck a guitar and sing. He's really good at it, too. The music almost redeems the movie. show more

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  • May 22, 2008 Yokiyolanda9
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    VERY GOOD MOVIE NEVER SEEN ONE LIKE IT BEFORE.I THOUGHT THE ACTORS IN THE MOVIE WAS GREAT.THEY SHOULD GET AN AWARD FOR THIS WORK.

  • May 22, 2008 barisaxwoman2005
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    Black snake moan was a wonderful movie of weird emotions and raw energy it was wonderful!!!!

  • May 22, 2008 blizzard2018
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    I was worried after reading the crappy reviews but i took a chance and saw it anyway. I loved every minute of it! This movie is not traditional by any means but it is a fun, trashy ride with great music and great acting (minus justin) It is hard for me to see JT being dramatic b/c i keep picturing him singing sexy back...lol. Anyway, people said the movies was crude...uh no more crude than any other rated R movie out there. There is some language and boob shots. Now I know no one has ever seen that in a rated R movie....lol! The style of the movie is just fun. Please do not listen to these critics and miss this movie. Worth every penny. Just go and laugh and remember, it is just a movie.

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