Well made and original guilty pleasure not to be taken literally
A fantastic elevation of his southern-fried cinema form, Craig Brewer
proves that there's a lot more to the durty south then rappers and
pimps with his exciting and unique third feature Black Snake Moan.
Replacing the crunked- up template that helped garner Hustle & Flow all
of it's gritty praise, Brewer shifts the focus to a way older musical
tradition in the South, the Blues. Proving the opposite of a
one-trick-pony, this noticeable young writer and director weaves a
potent spell of sleaze, laughter, terror, and redemption around Samuel
L. Jackson's troubled, God-fearing bluesman and his fateful meeting
with quite the tortured young lady.
Setting up and concluding this original and entertaining scenario
proves overwhelming when compared to a tense centerpiece, but is still
executed with enough flair and personality to maintain a certain
integrity the entire time. It is in these harrowing, yet comical
sequences of chained delight (excelling, no doubt with a near-perfect
score) where two entirely different souls learn to benefit from one
another in this peculiarly endearing way, that will have audience
members shouting at the screen in joy for some of the new year's most
hilarious and wicked scripting- that is if they are not offended past
the point of realizing how unrealistic it is all trying to be.
Jackson, in a positively refreshing return to character acting roots,
offers some of his strongest, most perceptive line readings this side
of the late 90's, finally helping to burst my cynicism about all the
similar, lazy characters he has been coasting through for nearly a
decade. Fans of this icon will be in heaven to see Mr. Jackson finally
give out another noteworthy and memorable performance, which sees the
former Jedi and Hit-man slip into guitar-slingin, dirty blues mode
without batting an eyelash. Similarly, Christina Ricci's go-for-broke
intensity and vulnerability will leave few forgetful of the receding
star's talent; the film serves to highlight both a return to form as
Brewer may not have known exactly how to finalize all of the unique
elements his morality-as-exploitation film implements-some of the
behavior of it's characters remain laughably sensationalist, and the
underlying thematic resolution, as gained by these two main players
coming to an understanding of each other, feels slightly forced
(exemplified in a tacked-on end), but he is not trying to make a
documentary-like piece of fiction here, he is striving for something
equal parts sinister and joyous, and in that effect has largely
succeeded with this wonderful piece of Dixie pulp..
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I love this movie.Excellent concept. It should be a sequal..
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a great thriller worth watching.
Great movie good to watch it again .
editing is very nice.
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Samuel L. Jackson's best performance in years
It's a shame this film didn't do so well at box office, I can see why.
But it's still a good film. I liked the movie "Hustle and Flow" so I
decided to check this film out which is done by the same director. The
plot is about a girl Rae(Christina Ricci) who is a broken down girl and
doesn't give 2 cents about herself, mainly cause of past and just goes
around sleeping with anyone. And Lazarus(Samuel L. Jackson) is a
preachy kinda guy that tries to get Rae's life back together. Samuel L.
Jackson put on a excellent performance in this film and he really did
impress me a lot, probably his best performance in years. His character
was detailed and complex in a way that really does draws in the
audience's attention. Justin Timberlake, plays Rae's boyfriend who goes
into the military, he acting was okay for a pop idol, I guess. If you
enjoyed "Hustle and Flow" you just might enjoy this film as well.