Full Movie Reviews
cinegeek.de - wrote on 05/01/2016
Am liebsten sind mir Helden, die nicht extrovertiert sind, keine grossen Reden halten oder herumstolzieren. Ganz normale Menschen, die aus einem bestimmten Grund zum Helden werden und zwar, weil es gar keine andere Wahl für sie gibt! Ree Dolly ist so eine. Gerade erst siebzehn, muss sie bereits als Hausfrau herhalten und für ihre Geschwister sorgen. Wir befinden uns im Hinterland von Ozarks. Die Mutter sitzt den ganzen Tag nur herum, mental abwesend. Der Vater ist im Gefängnis, weil er Meth herstellte. Ree versucht sich und die Familie allein durchzubringen mit staatlicher Unterstützung und dem guten Willen der Nachbarn. Die Kinder ahnen noch nichts davon, dass sie benachteiligt sind. Sie sind fröhlich, lebendig und spielen den Tag über. Die Welt, in der sie leben, sieht nicht aus …
Yojimbo - wrote on 07/03/2014
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 to appear before the court or losing their home. Winter's Bone, despite its detective story-style premise, has a flavour very much of a frontier western; take away the synthetic fabrics, pick-up trucks, indoor plumbing and narcotics of choice and you have a community whose life has probably remained pretty much unchanged in the last hundred years. It's a portrait of the struggles of living below the poverty line in contemporary rural America as Jennifer Lawrence's destitute but proud heroine explores the underbelly of her tightly knit but deeply dysfunctional extended family. It's a stark, bleak and gritty drama full of …
MovieMike - wrote on 12/22/2011
Seventeen-year-old Ree Dolly has a problem. She's stuck trying to manage a run-down household that consists of her ailing Mom, two younger siblings, an absent father, and no income to support them. That problem becomes minor when Ree learns that her meth-cooking Dad has put up their home and land for bail - and is now nowhere to be found. Things come to a head when Ree is told she has just days to produce Jessup (her father) or face eviction. She attempts to follow what little trail Jessup has left behind with no idea of the dangers that await her.
Winter's Bone is an independent film directed by Deborah Granik who shared screenwriting credits with Anne Rosellini, the latter also doing double duty as producer. The film is derived from the Daniel Woodrell novel that carries the same …
Sploich - wrote on 03/06/2011
I love movies about poor people. I love watching trashy people live normal lives and not complaining about it. Some call them rednecks, I call them entertainment. That being said, I had the pleasure recently to witness a rather unentertaining film called Winter's Bone.
This film is about a 17-year-old named Ree who is raising her two younger siblings while taking care of her cerebrally distant mother. She finds out that her drug-dealing father has gone missing and if he doesn't show up soon, the court will be forced to evict them from their home. She sets out to find him, despite many of her family members warning her against it.
Never have I been so invested in characters in a film while remaining completely and utterly bored out of my mind. Ree is a great character in that she …
PsychoKing1227 - wrote on 01/27/2011
Sadly, I feel like I'm one of the only film-cravers out here who cared little for this tale. High expectations and critically rave reviews set me to be excited for this hapless film, offering little more to me than two hours of wasted cinematic energy. The story is far too simple to be complex, which it tries exceedingly hard to do, and rarely escapes anywhere useful. The first hour of the film alone doesn't let us get to know any of the characters as who they really are, but only offers bad symbolism into their harsh nature. The atmosphere was not sufficient to carry the film's central conceit, and the direction did little more than offer the same formula over and over again (Ree goes someplace broken down, a woman meets her at the door, says something sharp, invites her in, she's …
mrschu47912 - wrote on 10/27/2010
The dark and chilling feel of Winter’s Bone is a symbol for the dark world Jennifer Lawrence’s character Ree lives in. Director Debra Granik does a fantastic job at creating this atmosphere. I don’t just mean with images, but with all the characters. We are so taken away by it that we’ll almost feel fear watching it. By focusing on such a fantastic backdrop, Granik is able to let all the fantastic actors do their own thing. Each one feels so genuine and gives a great compliment to the setting. However, no one stands out more than Jennifer Lawrence.
Jennifer Lawrence gives the movie everything else it needs. She is our guide through this world and what a fantastic guide she is. It at least appears to us as if she has no fear of this dark world. She is raising her younger …