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Black Snake Moan

Black Snake Moan
  • 2006
  • US
  • 115 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Craig Brewer
  • Written by: Craig Brewer
  • Cast: Samuel L Jackson, Christina Ricci, Justin Timberlake
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'Rae (Ricci) ditches her military boyfriend (Timberlake) for her drug dealer (David Banner) and a drunken spree until Lazarus (Jackson) tries to save her from herself using a guitar, three chords and the truth. An unusually riveting dissection of race, religion and redemption through the blues… until the preposterous narrative begins to break down.

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Black Snake Moan

7 May 20073 stars

Writer/director Craig Brewer does here for the blues what he did for hip hop in sleeper hit Hustle & Flow. In that film Brewer used the synoptic imagery contained in gangster rap to show the reformation of a pimp through music. Here he uses that most…

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