Winter's Bone
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Her family home in danger of being repossessed after her meth-cooking dad skips bail and disappears, Ozark teen Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) breaks the local code of conduct by confronting her kin about their conspiracy of silence. Should she fail to track her father down, Ree Dolly, her younger siblings, and their disabled mother will soon be rendered homeless. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Debra Granik's bleak little film is as tough, unflinching and fascinating as the characters who eke out a life amid its cold, gray hills."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"Winter's Bone is a genuine triumph, a great movie with astounding performances so natural, so genuine, that you forget it's a movie."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"Peyton Place meets Deliverance in a meth lab."
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"Winter's Bone is an absorbing and socially conscious piece of work, underwritten by the constant threat of violence."
‑ Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
"Not having been to this part of the country, I can't say for sure whether Granik has captured it accurately. The point is that it feels genuine."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"Granik balances the pace and intrigue of a mystery thriller with total compassion for Ree, played with much skill by Lawrence."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"What we've been waiting for: a work of art that grabs hold and won't let go."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"In moments of confrontation [Jennifer Lawrence's Ree] is as fearsome as Sigourney Weaver in Aliens, taking on monsters to protect the small and the vulnerable."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Image
"Gritty and real..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Granik pays deference to the curious ways of the mountain folk, rejecting the prevailing hillbilly clichés to depict people with hardy survival instincts in the grip of financial hardship and addiction."
‑ Fiona Williams,
"This unblinking look at America's Red State Crystal Meth Belt is an instant Southern Gothic classic."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"With Winter's Bone, Granik has morphed from a director worth watching to one who demands our undivided attention. She's got mine."
‑ Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle
"Jennifer Lawrence is dazzling as the film's protagonist as she struggles to uncover the truth between her addict father's disappearance."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Granik... proves a dab hand with the camera, capturing the starkness of the Ozarks and Ree's situation in a free-flowing and pensive way that transfers the chill of it all on to the screen."
‑ Matt Neal, The Standard
"An unflinching portrait of shabby life in the Ozarks, this powerful indie drama features an Oscar-caliber turn from Jennifer Lewis, a real discovery who's only 20, in the lead."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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