Beasts of the Southern Wild Beasts of the Southern Wild

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Beasts of the Southern Wild

ages 14+ | 77 % Say It's Worth Your Time

Six-year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhan

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Genre: Drama

Director: Benh Zeitlin

Producer: Paul Mezey, Philipp Engelhorn, Michael Raisler, Josh Penn, Dan Janvey, Michael Gottwald

Cast: Dwight Henry, Quvenzhané Wallis, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes, Pamela Harper, Gina Montana, Nicholas Clark, Jovan Hathaway

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Rated PG-13 Child Imperilment|Brief Sensuality|Language|Some Disturbing Images|Thematic Material

  • 3 of 10 Sex & Nudity
  • 5 of 10 Violence & Gore
  • 5 of 10 Profanity

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  • (Male)

    ages 14+ | Not Worth Your Time

    About the only thing I enjoyed in this film was the little girl's performance. The overall movie didn't impress me, the way the little girl was treated bothered me, even if it was supposedly "out of love."

    There is a scene when little girls are so in need of mother's care that they dance with prostitutes and imagine that the prostitutes are their mothers. Uncomfortable!

    The whole mystic creature returning from prehistoric times and message of "you have to be a beast to survive in the outskirts of the South" just didn't resonate with me.

    I thought it was mediocre at best. In fact, so mediocre, that I'm extremely surprised it was nominated for best picture at the Oscars.

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  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    A beautiful and exhilarating film that constantly blurs the line between fantasy and reality. Although the content is quite mild even for a PG-13 movie, the non-traditional narrative may be difficult for younger audiences to appreciate.

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  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    I know this movie has gotten rave reviews, but I had to turn it off before it was over. I rarely do this. I found it incredibly slow, boring, and weird!

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    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Whether or not you like Beasts of the Southern Wild, you will be captivated by the depiction of this impoverished community and the independent little girl cast as the star. After a while, the initial fascination wears off and the slow pace and mellow plot will take its toll on your interest. The acting is first rate, however, and if nothing else the film is a valuable look at another culture and an invitation to develop strength to prepare for hard times... See Full Review

  • (Female) Movie Mom

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    Parents should know that this movie includes a child and adults in peril, a parent who is critically ill, images of flooding, destruction, and mythical beasts, some strong language, scenes in a brothel, and drinking... See Full Review

  • (Male) Arizona Republic

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Beasts of the Southern Wild" is a mixture of magical realism, Southern gothic, coming-of-age movie, star turn for first-timers, disaster story and out-and-out strangeness. It's unlike any film you've seen... See Full Review

  • (Male) Chicago Sun-Times Critic

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Sometimes miraculous films come into being, made by people you've never heard of, starring unknown faces, blindsiding you with creative genius. "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is one of the year's best films... See Full Review

  • (Female) USA TODAY

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    It's unlikely there will be a film as visually stunning or poetic this year — or perhaps any year — to rival Beasts of the Southern Wild... See Full Review

  • (Female) Entertainment Weekly

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    The movie is small, local, and idiosyncratic. Then again, it's also a thing of beauty and originality — and for that, sustained huzzahs are in order... See Full Review

Okfor ages12+