Metacritic Movie Ratings
Beasts of the Southern Wild Reviews

5.0

86

out of 100

Metascore®
Universal acclaim
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    The movie is small, local, and idiosyncratic. Then again, it's also a thing of beauty and originality - and for that, sustained huzzahs are in order.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    There's no trace of calculation, only artistic ambitions and hopes that have come to fruition in the year's finest film thus far.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    It's very much an art piece, to be sure, but it feels like a genuine one that, while meditated, speaks fluently and truly for the place, people and culture it so indelibly depicts.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    It's unlikely there will be a film as visually stunning or poetic this year - or perhaps any year - to rival Beasts of the Southern Wild.

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