November 17, 2017 (Limited)
Rated R for some disturbing violence, brief language and nudity
Set in the rural American South during World War II, Dee Rees' Mudbound is an epic story of two families pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy, yet bound together by the shared farmland of the Mississippi Delta. Mudbound follows the McAllan family, newly transplanted from the quiet civility of Memphis and unprepared for the harsh demands of farming. Despite the grandiose dreams of Henry, his wife Laura struggles to keep the faith...
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is considered a potential Best Picture contender, but the straight-to-Netflix title feels more like a glorified TV movie—which, it essentially is—than a legitimately great drama. About two men who face racism in the Deep South after fighting abroad during World War II, but also about their respective families, Mudbound
has a respectable cast and nice aesthetics, but that’s about it. Full movie review »