Mudbound (2017)

Set in the rural American South during World War II, Dee Rees' Mudbound is an epic story of two families pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy, yet bound together by the shared farmland of the Mississippi Delta.… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 17, 2017
DVD Release Date: November 17, 2017
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Mudbound offers a well-acted, finely detailed snapshot of American history whose scenes of rural class struggle resonate far beyond their period setting.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

Rees has a firm hand and a clear vision that gives Mudbound a balanced coherence that keeps you involved.

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Anna Smith
Time Out

Based on Hillary Jordan's novel, Mudbound -- co-adapted on the page by Rees and Virgil Williams -- is emotive but unsentimental: Traversing it feels as authentically gunky as the muddy swamps in which it is set.

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Rich Cline

Director-cowriter Dee Rees gives this 1940s drama such an epic scale that it might have played out better as a TV miniseries, with more time to flesh out the characters and complex situations. But the themes are so vivid that it still gets under the skin.

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David Sims
The Atlantic

Rees notably avoids the blinkered perspective such traditional stories often have; in doing so, she captures the racism of the period in ways both routine and heartbreaking.

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James Berardinelli

The movie, like the book, takes a long, hard look at the system of racial inequality that defined this time and place, and reminds viewers of the price to be paid for surrendering to our base instincts.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Sees things too simply in black and white only.

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Cary Darling
Houston Chronicle

"Mudbound" sometimes falls prey to the obvious. Still, the performances convey a persuasive subtlety that the script itself doesn't always possess.

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Brian Lowry

Elevating Netflix's theatrical game, Mudbound is a powerful and absorbing film, one that does a splendid job of preserving its literary voice while painting a densely layered portrait of two families in World War II-era Mississippi.

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André Hereford
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

Most resounding are the indelible characters created by a wonderful cast.

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Kevin Mozulay
The incredibly good word about Mudbound is what piqued my interest, as it usually does... and I'm so glad I decided to look into it. Set in the rural south… More
Alec Barniskis
Dee Rees should receive a lot of high praise as the film doesn't wallow too much in misery nor become unrealistically sentimental, both of which would have… More