Black Snake Moan
Black Snake Moan (2007)

When a weathered, God-fearing ex-blues musician finds the town nymphomaniac severely beaten and left for dead on the side of the road, he vows to cure her of her wicked ways in Hustle & Flow director Craig Brewer's raw and unflinching… More

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 2, 2007
DVD Release Date: June 26, 2007
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Uninhibited performances, skillful direction, and a killer blues soundtrack elevate Black Snake Moan beyond its outlandish premise.

Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Pitched uncomfortably but compellingly between homage and exploitation in its big-hearted exploration of the steamiest corners of black life.

Full review…
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

The movie strolls right past absurdity into offensiveness, by trying to pass this pulp nonsense off as noble art.

Full review…
Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

. . .I still can't decide if the film is serious or not. If it is, this causes some major problems, since the morality it espouses is nuts.

Full review…
Mark Holcomb
Time Out

Delightfully outrageous, Black Snake Moan is an explosive mixture of sex, race and down-South swamp water.

Full review…
Lou Lumenick
New York Post

This is the kind of movie that's best enjoyed as a stylized fantasy, much like Brewer's most obvious model, Elia Kazan's Southern-fried Tennessee Williams adaptation Baby Doll.

Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

God, sex and the blues are mashed together and deep fried southern style in Craig Brewer's unique Black Snake Moan.

Full review…
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

For Black Snake Moan to work any sort of magic, it must be viewed as a blues riff on damaged souls and their desperate need for salvation.

Full review…
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

The characters never connect, and the movie never takes off. Rae may be the one sporting a padlock around her waist. But it's the movie that's shackled.

Fernando F. Croce

Snaps and crackles with comic verve

Full review…
More reviews for Black Snake Moan

Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel J DeMersseman
Saskia D.
Really weird. I'm still not sure if I liked or not, but it was interesting enough. Christina Ricci doesn't really do it for me. But Samuel is his… More
Josh Lewis
What a completely ridiculous premise this movie has... and although it starts off as kind of intriguing and interesting because you don't know where the… More
Graham Jones
Even if it doesn't totally work, it's has moments of brilliance and shows that Craig Brewer has something special.
Alex roy
Black Snake Moan is one of those films that had the potential of being a great film, but I felt it fell quite short. For me, this was a film that was quite… More
Directors Cat
Although a misfire for the mainstream audience (who should avoid it like the plague) I am a huge fan of this movie. I am sure I will never be able to look at… More