Written February 23, 2013
The acting is very good as well the sound track but thought the story line could have been more clearly stated . In the beginning didn't know the mother was sick, didn't know the male lead was the brother didn't know why they beat up Ree or that her father was a backwoods drug dealer and therefore why he was killed and why she received the money in the end.I assume it was the bail money ? Would have enjoyed the movie a little more had we more info along the way It was too much of a mystery for us .Of coarse we got the general idea which was fairly obvious but the details would have been helpful and certainly made it more enjoyable so we wouldn't have guess or wonder what the heck was going on. Well two out of three ain't bad.
Written August 02, 2010
I enjoyed this movie. All throughout the movie it kept you trying to figure things out. I enjoyed the characters and the story of a family that is in very hard times. You feel for the characters. Ndm. I would see it again.
Written September 30, 2010
The trailer for this movie interested me only marginally but I felt compelled to see it because none of my friends had seen it. The production values for the movie are awesome. I seldom find characters on the screen to be frightening, but as I watched several scenes, I had the most incredible reaction to the rednecks being themselves! Great screenplay and amazing performances throughout. I'm lousy at choosing Oscar picks, but this is one. I was riveted during the entire movie and left chilled by the experience.
Written June 20, 2010
This strange, chilling story takes the audience deep inside the culture that spawn the Hatfields and the McCoys -- hillbilly clans that have their own morals, laws and standards. Their forms of justice are rigid, even scary to the rest of us -- as they carry out penalities for breaking their laws.
The characters are unbelivebly strong and the acting is equally supurb. This is a movie not to be missed. You'll be thinking about this one for a few days after you leave the theater. For me, that's the sign of an excellent movie.