Green Book

130 mins
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Winner of Best Picture at the 2019 Academy Awards, this road comedy-drama stars Viggo Mortensen as an Italian-American bouncer from... More

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Green Book | Ratings & Reviews

"One of this year's hot awards contenders, Green Book is a road comedy-drama with Viggo Mortensen as an Italian-American bouncer from the Bronx hired to drive a world-class concert pianist (Moonlight's Oscar-winning Mahershala Ali) on a tour across the 1960s American South."

Flicks, Aaron YapFlicks

"The acting is better than the dialogue, which is better than the plotting. And I have to confess that in the current, insanely divisive political climate, I enjoyed Green Book's spoon-feeding mightily."


"Mortensen's role may be the showier of the two, but Ali is a marvel to watch in his musical performances."


"There's not much here you haven't seen before, and very little that can't be described as crude, obvious and borderline offensive, even as it tries to be uplifting and affirmative."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"There's clearly a more nuanced drama to be made from this story but given the scale, there's still a lot here to praise."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Producer and co-writer Nick Vallelonga – Tony's son – must be justifiably proud of getting his how-Dad-learned-to-stop-being-racist fable to the screen. But the greater evil of institutional and generational racism goes mostly ignored and unexamined."


"Thanks to the dream team of Mortensen and Ali, both giving Oscar calibre performances, audiences will be rightly cheering this hilarious and heartfelt true story of a black musician and his racist driver on a 1960's tour of the Deep South."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"It's charming, frequently funny and if you let your guard down it will melt your heart."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

""Green Book" is a savvy and super effective piece of popular entertainment."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"Distinctive and amusing turns by Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali make Peter Farrelly's first solo feature outing a lively and likable diversion."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

Green Book | Details

Award winner
Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) & Original Screenplay, Academy Awards 2019; Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Performance (Mahershala Ali) & Screenplay, Golden Globes 2019; Grosch People's Choice Award (Farrelly), Toronto International Film Festival 2018
M, Offensive language
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