Hillbilly Elegy Reviews

  • Hillbilly Elegy
    • Genre : Drama, Family
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : R
    • Duration : 116 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Netflix
    • Official Site : http://www.netflix.com/title/81071970
    • Reviews Rate
      Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.

    • Readers Rate

Movie Reviews

  • this is a well-meant story of someone pulling himself up by his bootstraps, with some help from his grandma. But it feels contrived and self-conscious
    2 of 5 by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian ]
  • this domestic drama strives to pull sympathy and compassion from its audience, but it's missing one key aspect: The humanity; As a result, Hillbilly Elegy fails to reach the heights many expected it would based on the talent involved.
    1.5 of 5 by Rachel LaBonte [ScreenRant ]
  • the story's pretty standard; [but] Amy Adams and Glenn Close's acting is not; "Hillbilly Elegy" ultimately is not the movie a lot of people thought it would be. Whether that's a good or a bad thing, you'll have to decide after you've seen it
    3.5 of 5 by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic ]
  • the new movie "Hillbilly Elegy" is a series of rotten choices -- occasionally by the characters, but mostly by Hollywood
    2 of 4 by Johnny Oleksinski [New York Post ]
  • Ron Howard's "Hillbilly Elegy" is a bad film, inert and clich├ęd and largely devoid of cinematic imagination
    1.5 of 4 by Barry Hertz [The Globe and Mail ]
  • Ron Howard adapts J.D. Vance's controversial memoir into a forgettable Netflix biopic; Despite an excellent performance from Glenn Close, this apolitical adaptation can't save J.D. Vance's memoir from its own self-interest
    Review rate : C- by David Ehrlich [IndieWire ]
  • in spite of A-list acting and directing talent, this is a tick-the-boxes recovery and redemption true story that never rings true
    2 of 5 by Terri White [Empire Magazine ]
  • a sympathetic but less than stirring portrait of hard-bitten lives; "Hillbilly Elegy" embraces the emotional messiness of a heart-wringing country song, but lacks a haunting refrain to get under your skin
    by Sheri Linden [The Hollywood Reporter ]
  • "Hillbilly Elegy" isn't the worst motion picture of the year, but it is the most shameless, a naked play for awards and prestige that doesn't even have the courage of its sketchy source material's convictions
    Review rate : D by Jason Bailey [The Playlist ]

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