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November 24, 2012
Jennifer Lawrence amazing and Johnn Hawks truly becomes his character..This was the best movie I saw in years too bad I missed it in theaters but thank g-d for dvd's Brosen BPC NY
May 17, 2011
Wonderful movie, the characters are so real you can believe them, the attmosphere is right on target, the pace is superb. The lead actress did an incredible job, I am so impressed with her performance that I can not wait to see the next movie she is in. Overall, well done, one of my favorite movies ever.
February 02, 2011
I saw this movie on a recommendation not knowing anything about it. Afterwards, I said I'm no critic but this should be nominated for best picture and Jennifer and John should also. A few days later their nominations were announced. It has been a very long time since a movie sucked me in and I thought I was there. The story line is incidental. It's the
January 25, 2011
The worst movie I've ever seen is now nominated for an academy award. I accidentally clicked on it to watch by mistake. So boring & just stupid stupid! You've GOT to be kidding me???!!!
January 19, 2011
Very well done and casted perfectly with many regional actors and locals involved. Being familiar with the area, the settings were depicted accurately and the photography draws you into the mood. The minimal dialogue and pointed body and facial expressions proves that often less is more. I would definitely recommend this movie.
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The New York Times
The film's realism is a point of entry rather than the whole point of the exercise. Its setting is finally subordinate to the main character, as memorable and vivid a heroine as you are likely to see on screen this season. Full Review
San Francisco Chronicle
This is one helluva drama, with one helluva star turn by Jennifer Lawrence as Ree. Full Review
A tough movie to love. Full Review
Every so often a film gets under our skin with its haunting authenticity, reinforcing our faith in the wonderfully transporting power of cinematic storytelling. Winter's Bone is unquestionably that film. Full Review
Winter's Bone is a welcome reminder that thrillers don't have to be loud and boisterous to grab the attention and keep it captive. Full Review