Saturday, 12 February 2011


"Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) needs to track her meth-cooking father down, otherwise along with her younger siblings and their disabled mother, she will soon be rendered homeless. She is forced to break the local code of conduct by confronting her kin about their conspiracy of silence, revealing a much darker reason why her father skipped bail and disappeared.

Winter's Bone, based on Daniel Woodrell's novel, grips from the very beginning, with director Debra Granik displaying a sure hand for both setting and character, using the bleak but beautiful Ozark landscapes to striking effect. Lawrence is unforgettable here, but virtually every performance is memorable for all the right reasons, and you have to hand it to Granik for cranking up the tension with an assured and chilling climax."

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