• Released
  • December 16, 2011
  • (Limited 12/16)
  • R , 1 hr 33 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
Cook County Synopsis
A family struggles to overcome drug abuse.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

Its raw performances and dirty-realist immersion in a harsh environment keep Cook County engrossing.
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70

Variety

By Joe Leydon
Despite a few continuity problems, this rough-edged, low-budget drama impresses with spot-on performances, perfect-pitch dialogue and an...
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58

The A.V. Club

Cook County is an evocative portrait of the drug blight that's infected swaths of our country, but not only does it not get beyond that,...
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50

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
What we need is for the writer and director, David Pomes, to wallow less in aimless dialogue and lowlife sordidness. What we need is a...
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50

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
There's nothing slick or entertaining about the crumbling existence of Pomes' unsalvageable antiheroes.
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40

Time Out New York

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Pomes squeezes in a few well-observed details among the recycled white-trash clichés, but any AMC viewer who's tuned into the lead-in for...
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40

Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
Rather than viewing moral chaos from the eye of a storm, director David Pomes watches his movie blow off into the storm itself.
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38

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Unlike AMC's Breaking Bad, meth here doesn't reflect current, perilous economic realties; rather, it's just a low-rent drug used by...
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12

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Depravity and addiction can be dramatic and fascinating, or they can be as they are in this week's indie filthathon Cook County.
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Rated R | For some sexual content including references