Reviews: Green Book (2018)

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  • Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
  • [New] | Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews
    • Excerpt: Green Book should not be thought of as a final say on the ugliness of racial intolerance or a statement that racism is done with. It should be seen as a film about two men from totally different worlds who found something very special: true friendship despite their differences.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: The filmmakers make a number of hollow and misguided storytelling choices that the two charming leads are barely able to make up for.
  • Bavner Donaldo @ Cinejour [Indonesian]
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Green Book unfolds as an authentic portrait of two unlikely souls that became friends. The film is emotionally satisfying with a lot of heart.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: The tune may be familiar, but it is performed with virtuoso style, its central characters drawn with wit, charm, and complexity and brought to life via the absolutely gorgeous performances of its stars.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Green Book is a light-hearted, odd couple, road trip movie with a few scenes displaying nauseating Deep South racism for tension. You’ll have a marvelous time in the movie theater, but the gut punch, that feeling you’ve just seen something you’ve never seen before, is missing.
  • Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: A film that might have felt at home or even been somewhat controversial back in the 1960s, ends up being a gentle, but harmless story about the unlikely friendship between a brash Italian bouncer and a conceited black piano virtuoso. “Green Book” stubbornly situates itself in the past without feeling the need to adequately frame itself for modern audiences
  • Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]
    • Excerpt: Green Book is a feel-good film about racism. That’s a problem.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
    • Excerpt: Green Book may misguidedly center on the chauffeur played by Mortensen—almost fatally so—but as a Mahershala Ali (and Don Shirley) delivery system, it gets the job done.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: The lengths Farrelly and company go to make the internal turmoil tearing Shirley apart a lesson for Tony to learn rather than an indictment on our nation’s abhorrent history is unfathomable. And to dismiss that dereliction of duty as a casualty of making a “feel good” film doesn’t cut it.
  • Scott Phillips @ The Movie Isle
  • Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies
    • Excerpt: At last, the perfect balance of humor, inspiration, fabulous acting, and enthralling story.
  • Jonathan Richards @ Pasatiempo
    • Excerpt: There is scarcely a scene that you don’t see coming, scarcely an emotion that is not telegraphed in the screenplay, scarcely a button that is not pushed, and yet they are pushed and executed so winningly that in the final scenes you’d be inclined to forgive the movie even if an angel got his wings.
  • Júlio Cézar Rodrigues @ Megalomania Cultural [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: The movie is well-intentioned, but it ends up being quite naïve. The performances, however, keeps the experience above average.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: The road trip through a land of racial clichés might be bumpy and problematic but Peter Farrelly’s ‘Green Book’ still offers an engaging, funny, and even inspiring journey through strong, convincing chemistry of Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali.
  • James Wegg @ JWR
    • Excerpt: When genius is not enough