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5.0 out of 5 stars Raw Realism, 2 Feb. 2011
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This review is from: Winter's Bone [Blu-ray] [2010] (Blu-ray)
First of, I didn't read the novel, so the whole discussion whether the film is bad because the book is better is irrelevant to me. Secondly, this didn't feel as a thriller at all. I know one thing, however: I watched this film and was deeply impressed by the casting, the acting -- in particular the protagonist's performance -- , the dialogue, and last but not least, the sets. This film truly deserves an Oscar if only because of the set decoration. I was allowed a 100 minutes peek into a dark, depressing world in which a stubborn, unflinching teenager fights for some security in a hostile world, an experience so intense that afterward it felt as though I had really met these individuals, traveled down there during a cruel winter and witnessed the behavior and way of living of these rough people in the Ozarks. If a film can do that, making us forget reality and live with fictional characters, truly feel the atmosphere of a particular place, then I think it has accomplished something. A remarkable movie!
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Initial post: 3 Feb 2011 23:35:45 GMT
Ypres Hill says:
I love this reviewer, always right on the ball.

Posted on 23 May 2011 13:15:45 BDT
Excellent review, sums the film up perfectly. Also, I get annoyed when the book v film arguments start, as they are completely different mediums. Although some things appear to be left out/changed for no reason, there may be aspects of the story the director feels cannot be done justice/would not work on screen.
If the film works on it's own merit (which this does) it is a success, end of story.
Anyone know if the UK blu ray includes the commentary on the US bd?

Posted on 16 Mar 2012 18:47:31 GMT
mister joe says:
I bet you think you have really good taste.Certainly not in headwear.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Oct 2013 13:01:15 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Oct 2013 13:03:49 BDT
Old Buff Joe says:
Here we go again - comparing the book with the movie. When will people learn that they are two completely different mediums. The music, camera, colour, costumes and performances cannot be found in a book .So how can anybody compare the two except for storyline and premise??
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