Teeming with magic, beauty and pure joy, this crowd-pleasing winner at the Sundance Film Festival has emerged as one of the year’s most acclaimed films. Newcomer Quvenzhané Wallis delivers an “Oscar-worthy performance” (Philadelphia Daily News) as Hushpuppy, the tenacious six-year-old force of nature in an isolated bayou community. When her tough but loving father Wink (Dwight Henry) succumbs to a mysterious malady, the fierce and determined girl bravely sets out on a journey to save him. But Hushpuppy’s quest is hindered by a “busted” universe that melts the ice caps and unleashes an army of prehistoric beasts.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
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86% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 8.2/10
  • Fresh 170
  • Rotten 27

Critics Consensus: Beasts of the Southern Wild is a fantastical, emotionally powerful journey and a strong case of filmmaking that values imagination over money.

14+ COMMON SENSE

Devastatingly moving drama has harsh truths, whimsy, wisdom.

Cast & Crew

Information

Studio
Fox Searchlight
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (United States) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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