Where the Crawdads Sing

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Synopsis

From the best-selling novel comes a captivating mystery. Where the Crawdads Sing tells the story of Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. Drawn to two young men from town, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world; but when one of them is found dead, she is immediately cast by the community as the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what actually happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal the many secrets that lay within the marsh.

Cast

  • Daisy Edgar-Jones
  • Taylor John Smith
  • Harris Dickinson
  • Michael Hyatt
  • Sterling Macer
  • David Strathairn
  • Jayson Warner Smith
  • Garret Dillahunt
  • Ahna O'Reilly
  • Eric Ladin

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Verified Review

It was better than Thor love and thunder

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Robert M
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The movie followed the book closely without sacrificing any of the key elements. Very well acted and beautiful setting. I also appreciated no gore or foul language.

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Metacritic

40
Jul 22, 2022

Does the fact the film largely ignores the book’s treatise on nature and virtue absolve it of all connections to Owens’s real-life controversies? It certainly doesn’t, on an artistic level, improve what’s already contained on the page. Newman’s vision of rural South Carolina is scrubbed so clean you might as well call it #swampcore – the Spanish moss looks bright and pristine, the flower petals on the water almost consciously arranged.

Clarisse Loughrey
The Independent
42
Jul 22, 2022

Director Olivia Newman (First Match) bathes the story in so many broad, creaky tropes and odd tonal shifts that nothing ever feels real for a moment.

Metacritic review by Leah Greenblatt
Leah Greenblatt
Entertainment Weekly
40
Jul 22, 2022

Instead of a complicated protagonist at the centre of an atmospheric thriller Edgar-Jones seems trapped in an ill-advised antebellum-themed Taylor Swift music video, exacerbated further by Swift’s dulcet tones heard over the end credits.

Leila Latif
Little White Lies