Written July 10, 2012
A small girl tries to make sense of her world, a poverty stricken island off the coast of Louisiana, when she must deal with disaster, sickness, ignorance, squalor and despair. The performances are terrific and the photography is marvelous, but the story itself can be depressing.
Written January 25, 2015
This is an elegantly shot story that captures a snapshot of life in a fictional, backwoods Louisiana community. Being a gal from Small Town, LA, I can vouch for the characters' authenticity. Beasts is the first depiction of unknown Louisiana culture that highlights the beautiful as much as the ugly. Hushpuppy is an absolute DOLL, and she steals the show with her simultaneously wise and innocent expressions. Do yourself a favor and go see this flick. You'll be transported to another life in another land, and you'll find the imagery nothing less than intoxicating.
Written March 28, 2015
I will admit that parts of it left me a little confused, but only for a moment until the captivating your girl drew me back in with her charm! Simply a must see!!
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.
Written July 29, 2014
This movie will blow you away with the story line. It is very well written and it's actually one of the 1st movies I have seen in a long time where I would watch it again at the theater. I recommend this to anyone. It will surprise you and melt your heart at the same time.