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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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

. . .the film also hits every major poverty cliché: hard men, harder women and a code of honour among the thieves and junkies that is as intractable as it is ancient. The notes are solemnly intoned one after the other.

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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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Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

Beneath the fierce naturalism of the stark chilly/beautiful imagery and tough performances is a rural noir in an unforgiving world and Granik tells the story with great skill.

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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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Dan Jardine

Peyton Place meets Deliverance in a meth lab.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
With an excellent performance by Jennifer Lawrence, this is a haunting and extremely distressing drama whose downbeat atmosphere feels always suffocating and… More
xGary Xx
A 17 year old girl left to care for her family in dirt-poor rural Alabama goes in search of her absentee father when faced with the choice of either forcing him… More
Jens S.
Bleak and disenchanting look at the dark side of the American country side. Carried by great acting performances and the fascinatingly gloomy criminal networks… More
Wildaly M
Very intense.
Spencer S.
What makes "Winter's Bone" eerily unique in the indie realm is its depiction of people made disadvantaged in life, and yet they live by a system… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Though slow and repetitive at times, Winter's Bone is worth seeing for Jennifer Lawrence's raw and stunning performance, but also for the strong… More