Just finished watching this.
I’m not quite sure how to rank it.
The acting was done well, the setting was fresh (at least for me, can’t say I’ve seen a movie set in the Ozarks before,) and the music is stuck in my head.
I suppose my main problem with this film is, all (or most) of the pieces were brilliant, but when put together, the puzzle just didn’t quite make sense to me. I feel like there was some underlying message to the film that I just couldn’t grasp.
That said, a few of the scenes keep replaying in my head, such as the scene where Teardrop(Ree’s uncle), played by John Hawkes takes an ax to an enemies car, or Ree’s later “reunion” with her father. SPOILER: It’s not pretty.
While I can’t say I loved the work as a whole, it’s definitely worth a watch, maybe you’ll get something out of it that I missed.