Black Snake Moan Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 6253

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 111

Theatrical Release Date: 02/23/2007

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Crime

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Craig Brewer

Actors: Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson, Justin Timberlake, S. Epatha Merkerson, John Cothran Jr., David Banner

Plot: A young women is is addicted to sexual encounters with anyone she can get her hands one while a blues singing farmer tries to calm her down with out being seduced himself.

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/17/2019

I found a few scenes questionable, but this southern gothic melodrama in disguise stays out of exploitation thanks to a red hot story that's heavy on detail and surprisingly sweet.

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Amy - wrote on 12/18/2016

The most entertaining thing about this movie was asking yourself, minute by minute, how anyone associated with this movie could possibly have thought it was in any way a good idea. Exploitative trash, and not the good kind.

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Alaine - wrote on 12/09/2011

This was far better than I expected. Not a "great" film, but it got under my skin.

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"Black Snake Moan" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 01/26/2012

When an embittered blues guitarist finds a young woman battered and bloody by the side of the road, he decides to take her in and try to help her deal with her mental issues in a very unconventional way. Black Snake Moan looks and sounds fantastic, that's obvious from the start and a typically intense performance from the king of cool Samuel L. Jackson ensures that it's always deeply watchable. Especially since Christina Ricci is still hotter than an in-heat jalapeno holidaying in Death Valley, even if she is playing the town bike. Reminiscent of a more offbeat version of Monster's Ball, this film is essentially about two damaged people finding peace with themselves but despite a very strong opening it feels like a bit of a case of style over substance. It's well written and well acted …

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Offbeat But Interesting

Franz Patrick - wrote on 11/16/2008

As strange as this film is, it’s ultimately a story about redemption. There’s something beautiful about the uneveness of this movie: the first twenty minutes are focused, the middle doesn’t know where to go, and the last twenty minutes regained its focus and offered something a little extra–something touching and real. I think this is one of my favorite roles of Christina Ricci: she’s a sex addict at first glance but we see her evolve until the last frame. Samuel L. Jackson is complex, to say the least, and every time he refers to the Bible, I think of his speech on “Pulp Fiction.” Just when you think he’s going to take his character one way, he takes it in the opposite direction and it feels refreshing. Justin Timberlake surprised me again like he did in “Alpha Dog.” …

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dont let the cover fool you.

Junoverse611 - wrote on 06/18/2008

People, do not be fooled by the DVD cover. This is not just a movie about sex, solely so people can see Christina Ricci prance around half naked, chained to a radiator. It's actually more than it seems. Christina Ricci plays Rae, a girl in the deep south of Mississippi, who, resulting from being sexually abused as a child, is a nymphomaniac. After her boyfriend (played surprisingly well by Justin Timberlake), leaves to go into the Army, she gets a little out of control, and ends up beaten and drugged on the side of the road. Lazarus, a religious, former bluesman, whose wife had just lef thim, (Samuel L Jackson) finds her, takes her home, takes care of her, and yes, chains her up to a radiator to control her. Rae's boyfriend, eventually comes home without warning after being discharged …

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