100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Spectacular for its humanity, austere beauty and heart-stopping urgency.
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100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's those noir bones that give this social-realist drama its punch, as if Humphrey Bogart had been recast as a 17-year-old girl and dropped into the poorest corner of America.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
This is one helluva drama, with one helluva star turn by Jennifer Lawrence as Ree.
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100

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Every so often a film gets under our skin with its haunting authenticity, reinforcing our faith in the wonderfully transporting power of cinematic storytelling. Winter's Bone is unquestionably that film.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
One of the unshowiest and most true-blooded epics of Americana you're ever likely to see.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's been a long time since a film has conveyed a culture, and a sense of place, with such telling precision. At the same time, Winter's Bone thrums with suspense.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Winter's Bone is unforgettable. It means to shake you, and does.
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70

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Debra Granik's Winter's Bone is one of those movies -- like last year's inner-city down-a-thon, "Precious" -- that can't quite make a distinction between profundity and plain old bleakness.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Grim backwoods tale takes its time building momentum.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Amid all the hokey hill stuff, Lawrence's hard eyes and manner draw us in.
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90 out of 100
Universal acclaim
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.