Written June 29, 2016
Special effects: boring
Unanswered questions: dozens
Plot: nearly nonexistent
Acting: the only worthwhile aspect of the film
Bottom line: not worth the price of the ticket
Written February 12, 2016
The movie was very captivating with a good deal realism, old Bayou before and after the hurricane. Hushpuupy was taught to not depend on anyone. This is a must see!
Written May 05, 2015
This is a brilliant film. I would like to meet the minds that conceived of and so beautifully and convincingly crafted the character of this little girl, and the world in which she lives. The screenwriter and director reveal an intelligence and sensitivity that are seldom seen in American cinema (or seen without extensive searching).
It does indeed have some heart-wrenching moments, and I left the theatre red-eyed. BUT...I am a mom-of-two who put off seeing this movie exactly because I dreaded the wrenching...and I'm GLAD I finally went. There is also laughter and fascination enough to balance the pain. Do yourself a favor and go see this film!
Written May 31, 2016
Loved it! It will stick with me for a long time to come. Visually arresting, Plausible, yet inventive story and amazing acting by the adorable 5 year old lead, Quvenzhané Wallis (now 7 y.o. I believe). Although she's very young, I could very well see her ending up with a best actress Oscar nom.
Written July 22, 2012
Really liked this fresh, unique film. Watching the amazing child actress alone is worth the price of admission. Rough characters, rough landscape, rough (unpolished) cinematography all work to provide a surrealistic experience. References to post-Katrina delta and melting ice caps give us scary reminders, but the art of the filmmaking stops short of hitting us over the head with preaching about ecology.