Winters Bone

Lists: Drama, Best Picture nominee 2010 to 2019, Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

Brief Synopsis: "17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth."

Overall Ranking: 830 (Rank from 2010: # 27)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 21.43%
Half-Popped 28.57%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Movie Evangelist100(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman100(full review)
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews97(full review)
David Baruffi97
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium88(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik85
Bryan Lienesch85 - The no-fills film is as rustic as the Ozark backwoods it takes place in. Even with simplicity, the film has the ability to draw you in as if it were the most complex of thrillers.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 7
Rewatch: 5
Rob from GuysFilmQuest75 - very gritty film which does a great job of helping you get sympathetic for the protagonists. None of the antagonists “feel” like Hollywood performers, which is not to say they weren’t talented. On the contrary, they do such a good job with this film in distancing you from the production that it feels that much more real. Jennifer Lawrence did a great job with this role
(full review)
Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 2
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews75(full review)
Dan O'Neill75(full review)
Dave Examines Movies63(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
Jay of Life Vs Film60(full review)
Patrick Devitt60

People Involved

  • Jennifer Lawrence (Ree Dolly)
  • John Hawkes (Teardrop)
  • Kevin Breznahan (Little Arthur)
  • Dale Dickey (Merab)
  • Garret Dillahunt (Sheriff Baskin)
  • Shelley Waggener (Sonya)
  • Lauren Sweetser (Gail)
  • Debra Granik (Director)