Los Angeles Times - 06/11/2010 4 stars out of 5 -- "Intense, immersive and in control, WINTER'S BONE has an art house soul inside a B picture body, and that proves to be a potent combination indeed."
New York Times - 06/11/2010
"In Ms. Lawrence's watchful, precise and quietly heroic performance, Ree is like a modern-day Antigone, making ethical demands that are at once entirely coherent and potentially fatal."
USA Today - 06/11/2010 4 stars out of 4 -- "With this powerful, impeccably told story, co-writer/director Debra Granik has established herself as a supremely talented filmmaker."
Wall Street Journal - 06/10/2010
"[S]pectacular or its humanity, austere beauty and heart-stopping urgency..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 06/16/2010 4 stars out of 4 -- "Unmistakably filmed on location, this film focuses on a society that has been left behind....Lawrence embodies a fierce, still center..."
Entertainment Weekly - 06/10/2010
"WINTER'S BONE is one of the unshowiest and most true-blooded epics of Americana you're ever likely to see....Lawrence is the movie's blooming discovery..." -- Grade: A
A.V. Club - 06/10/2010
"Granik has no taste for noir archness, opting for a chilly, shot-on-decaying locations naturalism that feels as lived-in as Lawrence's performance." -- Grade: A
Total Film - 08/31/2010 4 stars out of 5 -- "With a face as impassively beautiful as the landscape she trudges through, Ree Dolly is a heroine you won't forget."
Uncut - 10/01/2010 5 stars out of 5 -- "[Granik] brings an astonishing authority to WINTER'S BONE, which the more you watch it seems a masterpiece of storytelling, lean and uncluttered, subtle and urgent."
Wall Street Journal - 10/22/2010
"[P]owerful....The themes are timeless -- love, kinship, the struggle to survive..."
Rolling Stone - 12/24/2010 Ranked #9 in Rolling Stone's "10 Best Movies of 2010" -- "Director Debra Granik rubs your emotions raw..."
USA Today - 12/31/2010
Included in USA Today's "10 Best Films Of 2010" -- "[D]irector Debra Granik has woven a haunting drama..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/16/2010
Included in Roger Ebert's "The Best Films of 2010" -- "[W]ith performances that are exact and indelible, right down to small supporting roles."
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 she fail to track her father down, Ree Dolly, her younger siblings, and their disabled mother will soon be rendered homeless.
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