Beasts of the Southern Wild Synopsis
An intrepid 6-year-old (Quvenzhané Wallis) lives with her father in a remote Delta community.
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Movie Reviews

This is a great movie that stays with you!

By nnorton123
Hushpuppy, the 6 year old star of this film, is just as her name describes - tough on the outside and tender and sweet on the inside. The relationship between father and daughter is the focus of...

beautiful

By baa6
I couldn't speak at the end of this movie, I was so choked up with emotion, so overwhelmed by this incredible experience. I'm not sure what it was about the film, certainly had something to do with...

Tear jerker

By blumusdu
I started crying five minutes in. I stopped crying by the final credits. There were some dry moments. There were smiles and maybe a laugh. Most of the movie I spent almost crying, crying, and...

Astoundingly Beautiful

By cksanders
Living in New Orleans for 35 years, and growing up in Quezervhane' Wallis's hometown, I expected a film with bad accents and others' concepts of what people from "down the bayou" are like. Never was...

Poignant and Gut Wrenching

By ambarrojr
One of the most incrediable films I've seen in years. Benh Zeitlin is a remarkable young talent. This is a must see for anybody who has ever complained how badly they have it in life, and gives sad...

Lives Up To Critics' Praise

By rhtwo
Beautiful, poignant, and deep. It dares you to rethink the meaning of dignity, freedom and love. A movie that will stay with you long after you leave the theater....

Unadorned indie masterpiece

By CoolLoon
Strong point is subtext almost totally unadorned, even by words. Using the landscape, a bit of dreams, and terrific editing, every frame is rich in story and palpable truth. Watching, one never...

AN EXPERIENCE NEVER TO BE DUPLICATED. A CHARACTER, "HUSHPUPPY", NEVER TO BE REPLICATED!

By Peneflix
Achingly poignant, mythically powerful film, told from the perspective of six-year-old "Hushpuppy" (Quvenzhanem Wallis, a forceful sprite with a gift from the gods); living in the disastrously...

Beast of the Southern Wild

By RBryan1011
A pretty phenomenal story and bit of story telling. It is amazing that the two main characters were new actors/actresses since they played great roles and the need to develop more independent films...

Boring

By ecksteing
I'm probably not in the target audience, because when the critics gush so much it must be looking at the artsy nature of the movie, not its entertainment value. The bouncy, hand-held camera work...

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Rated PG-13 | For Child Imperilment, Brief Sensuality, Language, Some Disturbing Images and Thematic Material
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Common Sense Media says Devastatingly moving drama has harsh truths, whimsy, wisdom.
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