Written July 15, 2012
A little depressive, and didn't understands a lot it but the picture seems like it was made in another world, I know the South is rough but that was down right oppressive.
Written August 06, 2012
Interestingly, that the previous reviews are all definately either "Love or Hate". It is difficult for me to understand why anyone would not be moved by this movie. Perhaps it is uncomfortable for them to be made aware of how dire other peoples lives can be.... in your own country. There are no words more telling than the positive ones before mine....but this child should definately be an Oscar nominee. thru her optomism and courage, she pulls you in and takes you with her on this journey...and I was really glad to be along with her.
Written July 13, 2012
A terrible story to begin with. There are no redeeming characters, even Hushpuppy is a jerk. An awful portrayal of coastal Louisian residents, who are not drunken, felonious, yahoos. I'm not sure if this was red-state rant on a fictional 9th ward or a blue state rant about how we need to up the nanny-state or just a bad, bad movie. The cruelty to animals was gratuitous and unnessary. Just bad!
Written August 19, 2012
Loved it! Laughed and cried a little. Visually beautiful. It felt like a story in a great book, where you get a glimpse but you are still on the outside looking in. Their world existed in a place that worked for all of them, and made you know that the "Beasts" we fear may be confronted and tamed. Hush Puppy and her Daddy had a complex relationship that worked for both of them. This could have been a chapter added to Tom Sawyer as his adventures took him down the river. The theater was so completely quiet at times, I was almost afraid to breathe. Stunning film!
Written February 16, 2013
If you suffer from motion sickness you might want to reconsider seeing this movie. It was filmed by handheld camera so there was a lot of movement. A lot of the movie is set on water or on a boat too. So ... I had to sit in the theater with my eys closed or I would have really gotten sick. The movie was also very loud, a lot of screaming by an abusive dad to his innocent, small child. So, all I can say is be warned, the movie is not worth the physical ramifications.