Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • PG-13
  • 1h 34m
  • 2012
Certified Fresh87%
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Young Quvenzhané Wallis received a 2012 Best Actress OSCAR® nomination for her performance in this magical film about a six-year-old who faces daunting challenges in an isolated bayou community. When her father Wink (Dwight Henry) becomes mysteriously ill, the fierce and determined girl bravely sets out on a journey to save him – through a world of fantasy and beauty – and prehistoric beasts!
© 2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh87%
Critics Consensus: Beasts of the Southern Wild is a fantastical, emotionally powerful journey and a strong case of filmmaking that values imagination over money.
Reviews
The New Republic
Stanley Kauffmann
Fresh

What is also extraordinary is that almost all the people we see are actors. So this is not a docum...

June 22, 2017
Associated Press
Christy Lemire
Fresh

Beasts of the Southern Wild is sheer poetry on screen: an explosion of joy in the midst of startli...

June 14, 2019
Little White Lies
Sophie Ivan
Fresh

When can we watch it again?

June 22, 2017
London Evening Standard
David Sexton
Rotten

It doesn't ultimately make any sense at all and, for me, its charm wasn't enough to sustain the wh...

June 22, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Fresh

Benh Zeitlin's debut feature is part film, part hallucination: a ripe and gamey piece of what you...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Devastatingly moving drama has harsh truths, whimsy, wisdom.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Beasts of the Southern Wild is a heart-wrenching fable that's so unique that it's hard to classify. It's a drama about an alcoholic father who means well but has few tools to convey his love to his spitfire 6-year-old daughter. It's a celebration of quirky friendships and the power of the imagination. It's an indictment of the deep divide that separates the rich and the poor. And much more. Expect some swearing; kids and adults both say the word "p---y." There's also lots of drinking, brutal depictions of abject poverty, an adult striking a child, and discussion about the death of a parent.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:June 27, 2012
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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