Winter's Bone
Winter's Bone (2010)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 11, 2010
DVD Release Date: October 26, 2010
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Bleak, haunting, and yet still somehow hopeful, Winter's Bone is writer-director Debra Granik's best work yet -- and it boasts an incredible, starmaking performance from Jennifer Lawrence.

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

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.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Winter's Bone is a genuine triumph, a great movie with astounding performances so natural, so genuine, that you forget it's a movie.

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Dan Jardine

Peyton Place meets Deliverance in a meth lab.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Granik balances the pace and intrigue of a mystery thriller with total compassion for Ree, played with much skill by Lawrence.

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David Denby
New Yorker

What we've been waiting for: a work of art that grabs hold and won't let go.

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Jeffrey Overstreet

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.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

This unblinking look at America's Red State Crystal Meth Belt is an instant Southern Gothic classic.

Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle

With Winter's Bone, Granik has morphed from a director worth watching to one who demands our undivided attention. She's got mine.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Jennifer Lawrence is dazzling as the film's protagonist as she struggles to uncover the truth between her addict father's disappearance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
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