Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing

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Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People) leads this mystery drama as a woman who raised herself in the marshes of the deep South and is now the prime suspect in her ex-boyfriend's murder. From the director of First Match adapting the best-selling novel by Delia Owens.

2022Rating: 15, sexual violence, domestic abuse125 minsUSASony Pictures
Drama

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Where the Crawdads Sing | Reviews

34%183 reviews

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The New York Times

The New York Times

For a story about sex, murder, family secrets and class resentments, the temperature is awfully mild, as if a Tennessee Williams play had been sent to Nicholas Sparks for a rewrite.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A lot of this gutless, often silly, film’s issues are the book’s, beautifully realised and thus reified...

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Newman’s film gets enough right to be just as solid as a summer cinematic distraction as Owens’ book was as beachside literature.

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The Times

The Times

(Edgar-Jones is) in a league of her own. She’s better than everyone around her. And she’s certainly better than this muddled effort.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Where the Crawdads Sing works best when it embraces its own true nature as a popcorn movie.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

The film is a self-serious, but consciously aesthetically pleasing, adaptation of a, frankly, silly soap opera.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

It feels exceedingly rushed, as the actors hit their marks and deliver their monologues with a sense of obligation to moving the plot along rather than developing character.

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Paste

Paste

Newman’s work adapting (the book) makes its derivative elements as obvious as a bad accent, but its chart-topping, tone-deaf mediocrity is faithfully replicated.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

A mystery so messy not even Taylor Swift can save it.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Newman’s clunky and programmatic film never conjures up much of a mood.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

The film tends toward cliche, packed with underdeveloped performances and unearned plot twists.

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Collider

Collider

Where the Crawdads Sing is a weirdly uncomfortable movie, on many different levels.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Kya’s beauty and delicateness are so over-emphasized that she comes off more manic pixie dream girl than misanthropic protagonist.

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Where the Crawdads Sing | Release Details

Where the Crawdads Sing is now playing in 533 cinemas in the United Kingdom.