Based on Hillary Gordon's novel, Dee Rees (Pariah) directs this tale of post-WWII racial discord featuring Carey Mulligan (Drive) and Garret Hedlund (TRON: Legacy).... More

In the post–World War II South, two families are pitted against a barbaric social hierarchy and an unrelenting landscape as they simultaneously fight the battle at home and the battle abroad.Hide

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  • It's a film brimming with rich characters, incredible performances, nuanced direction, and a pitch-perfect script. Full Review

  • This densely textured, populous narrative ... is given novelistic room to breathe and a slow-burn intensity that builds to a shattering conclusion. Full Review

  • An ambitious, superbly acted epic of racial discord... Full Review

  • Mixing poetic voiceover and gorgeous cinematography, time and again the frame fills with extraordinary observations and grace notes. Full Review

  • It's the kind of big, meaty storytelling that can feel awfully invigorating amidst a sea of wispier indie fare. Full Review

  • A hymn to what we all share - the human struggle, the mutual desire to succeed and create a better world for our children - and it is a damning indictment of those who stand in the way of such progress. Full Review

  • Rees's magic touch as a filmmaker ... is powered by her ability to break her characters open one by one and reveal their souls. Full Review

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