Winter's Bone

Winter's Bone

Winter's Bone

Missouri-set drama-thriller, the big winner at Sundance Film Festival 2010. 

"In the harsh backwoods of Missouri, 17-year-old Ree (Jennifer Lawrence), smart beyond her years, takes care of her incapacitated mother and her younger brother and sister. When her crystal-meth-cooking father puts up the house for bail, she sets out to find him to ensure that he shows up in court. At every house she visits she’s stone-walled by some woman on the porch fronting for some guy inside. Her determination to uncover the truth behind her father’s disappearance only increases, inseparable from her determination to deliver her young siblings from the bleak expectations of their impoverished, drug-raddled kin." (NZ International Film Festival 2010)

Grand Jury Prize and Screenwriting Award winner at Sundance Film Festival 2010.
2010Rating: R13, contains violence, drug use, offensive language100 minsUSA
DramaThriller

Winter's Bone / Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

The film's realism is a point of entry rather than the whole point of the exercise. Its setting is finally subordinate to the main character, as memorable and vivid a heroine as you are likely to see on screen this season.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

This is one helluva drama, with one helluva star turn by Jennifer Lawrence as Ree.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The movie heroes who affect me most are not extroverted. They don't strut, speechify and lead armies. They have no superpowers. They are ordinary people who are faced with a need and rise to the occasion. Ree Dolly is such a hero.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

An ice-blue cold seeps from almost every frame of this adaptation of Daniel Woodrell's 2006 novel.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Grim backwoods tale takes its time building momentum.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A vivid reworking of Daniel Woodrell's novel that brings the book's conflicted heroine to searing life in a piece of unhurried filmmaking too rarely seen these days.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

It is wrenching and unashamed drama of the very best kind. Look for it as the darkest of dark horses at the Oscars. But in the meantime, just go to see it. This might just be the finest drama of the year so far

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