Where the Crawdads Sing

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, 33% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Daisy Edgar-Jones gives it her all, but Where the Crawdads Sing is ultimately unable to distill its source material into a tonally coherent drama.
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    Jenny NulfAustin Chronicle
    Edgar-Jones’ easygoing allure isn’t enough to bind Where the Crawdads Sing together, though, leaving the film a generic, dull outing.
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    Tom ShoneTimes (UK)
    This film is like the Instagram-influencer version of [Beasts of a Southern Wild] — a Goop post about its beautifying effects.
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    Sophie ButcherEmpire Magazine
    A flat, flair-free and uninspiring adaptation.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    Like the backdrop – marsh or swamp – it’s all a bit soggy.
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    Peter RainerFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    A fairly engrossing entertainment -- a little bit slick and doesn't go in depth into the marsh.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    Newman’s vision of rural South Carolina is scrubbed so clean you might as well call it #swampcore.
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    Frederic and Mary Ann BrussatSpirituality & Practice
    A coming-of-age story and murder mystery about a young naturalist living in the marshes who has to find out who she can truly trust.
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    Janire ZurbanoCinemanía (Spain)
    Daisy Edgar-Jones dominates this role, she has the gift of reflecting any feeling without practically raising an eyebrow. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Travis JohnsonMr. Movie's Film Blog
    Where the Crawdads Sing isn’t terrible because it’s a romantic drama — it’s terrible because it’s terrible.
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    Theolin TemboIndependent Online (South Africa)
    Where the Crawdads Sing is a thought-provoking film, which could have easily just been another glossy movie without substance but instead it is an engaging tale with its intentional humanity.
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