My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?

If the film had knocked it out of the park with a stunning final scene, then it would have all been worth it. Suffice to say, it features nothing of the sort. It’s kind of strange, but not strange enough, and it’s sorta funny without being properly humorous. My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? is one for Herzog fans only.
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Winter’s Bone

It all hinges on Lawrence’s stunning performance and some beautifully written dialogue that manages to make foul-mouthed slang sound like poetry. The only disappointment is perhaps that the film never gives the audience exactly what it wants – which is, paradoxically, also a blessing.
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