Green Book

Green Book

Green Book

Winner of Best Picture at the 2019 Academy Awards, this road comedy-drama stars Viggo Mortensen as an Italian-American bouncer from the Bronx hired to drive a world-class concert pianist (Mahershala Ali, who won an Oscar here and for 2016's Moonlight) on a tour across the 1960s American South.

Confronted with racism and danger along the way, they must set aside their differences while relying on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Directed by Peter Farrelly (There's Something About Mary).

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
2018Rating: M, Offensive language130 minsUSA
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Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

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.

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Vulture

Vulture

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.

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Variety

Variety

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

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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.

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Stuff

Stuff

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.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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