Cook County
Cook County (2011)

Living in a small town and amongst a house full of crystal meth abusers, seventeen year-old Abe (Ryan Donowho) wrestles to beat an addiction to meth and struggles to protect himself and his young niece from an abusive Uncle Bump (Anson… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 16, 2011
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

There's rarely a point when we believe in any of these characters, the bleakly romanticized setting or their increasingly ugly story.

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Alison Willmore
AV Club

Its almost-gleeful horrorshow quality comes with the tinge of exploitation. Misery begets more misery, but to what end?

Mark Bell
Film Threat

Cook County excels primarily due to the acting merits of Anson Mount. Mount portrays Bump as one of the more menacing, and yet pathetic, drug dealers ever to grace cinema.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Meth addicts at least can qualify for treatment; where, though, is the rehab facility for indie directors addicted to making ugly little movies about wretched little losers?

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Sam Adams
Time Out

Pomes squeezes in a few well-observed details among the recycled white-trash clichés...

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Strictly recommended for those dying to watch crystal meth addicts being, well, crystal meth addicts, with every attendant horror. Anyone?

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

What we need is for the writer and director, David Pomes, to wallow less in aimless dialogue and lowlife sordidness. What we need is a point.

Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

Rather than viewing moral chaos from the eye of a storm, director David Pomes watches his movie blow off into the storm itself.

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Brent Simon

A gritty, pungent drama with some nicely attuned performances; the rank aroma of frantic hopelessness can almost be smelled coming off the screen.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
"Sick and disturbing. Those are the two words that I was left with after seeing this movie. The things that Bump does in this film made me absolutely sick.… More
Walter M.
In "Cook County," Bump(Anson Mount) spends most of his days either cooking meth or consuming it with what he would loosely call friends. He employs… More