Green Book

Green Book

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Green Book

Winner of Best Picture at the 2019 Academy Awards, this road comedy-drama stars Viggo Mortensen as an Italian-American bouncer from the Bronx hired to drive a world-class concert pianist (Mahershala Ali, who won an Oscar here and for 2016's Moonlight) on a tour across the 1960s American South.

Confronted with racism and danger along the way, they must set aside their differences while relying on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Directed by Peter Farrelly (There's Something About Mary).

Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) & Original Screenplay, Academy Awards 2019; Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Performance (Mahershala Ali) & Screenplay, Golden Globes 2019; Grosch People's Choice Award (Farrelly), Toronto International Film Festival 2018
2018Rating: M, Coarse language130 minsUSA
ComedyDrama
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Reviews & comments

Vulture

Vulture

press

The acting is better than the dialogue, which is better than the plotting. And I have to confess that in the current, insanely divisive political climate, I enjoyed Green Book's spoon-feeding mightily.

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Variety

Variety

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Mortensen's role may be the showier of the two, but Ali is a marvel to watch in his musical performances.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

There's not much here you haven't seen before, and very little that can't be described as crude, obvious and borderline offensive, even as it tries to be uplifting and affirmative.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There's clearly a more nuanced drama to be made from this story but given the scale, there's still a lot here to praise.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Producer and co-writer Nick Vallelonga – Tony's son – must be justifiably proud of getting his how-Dad-learned-to-stop-being-racist fable to the screen. But the greater evil of institutional and generational racism goes mostly ignored and unexamined.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Thanks to the dream team of Mortensen and Ali, both giving Oscar calibre performances, audiences will be rightly cheering this hilarious and heartfelt true story of a black musician and his racist driver on a 1960's tour of the Deep South.

4.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It's charming, frequently funny and if you let your guard down it will melt your heart.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"Green Book" is a savvy and super effective piece of popular entertainment.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Distinctive and amusing turns by Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali make Peter Farrelly's first solo feature outing a lively and likable diversion.

0

Great music and a fascinating story or two very different men on a challenging journey. I really enjoyed it.

4.0
0

Riveting from beginning to end. Great paced movie that didnt have any slow spots. Great characters & excellent directing from Peter Farrelly who never disappoints with pace and story. Top notch acting from all key roles. Fascinating look into the times and differences between north & south USA

5.0
0

Extremely cliche and generic but a nice watch none-the-less. Wish the direction was more exciting and the story defied more of the conventions I was wanting to break. Its worth checking out but nothing special.

3.0
0

i really loved this films freshness about the trip of the black , negro american , and the italian american ,side by side as they go down south in the 1960s. it was a very honest and heart warming movie .with two very good and popular stars playing the leading roles . they make the film .

4.0
0

For all the hype and fanfare that surrounded McKay's Vice, Green Book slides into the awards race modestly as the most entertaining race film of the last 5 years. More humourous than Spike Lee's latest, with solid performances from a robust Mortensen and a layered Ali, Green Book delivers laughs, action, music and a wallop of deep south scenery that sends...

5.0
0

This is a lovely film and although it doesn't delve too far deep into the key issues it has a supremely uplifting feeling about it. The characterisation (and portrayal) of Tony Vallelonga is ace. Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali are great as is Linda Cardellini who flies under the radar. No pass on the Bechdel test because the focal point is two men. Sure...

3.0
0
Vulture

Vulture

press

The acting is better than the dialogue, which is better than the plotting. And I have to confess that in the current, insanely divisive political climate, I enjoyed Green Book's spoon-feeding mightily.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Mortensen's role may be the showier of the two, but Ali is a marvel to watch in his musical performances.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

There's not much here you haven't seen before, and very little that can't be described as crude, obvious and borderline offensive, even as it tries to be uplifting and affirmative.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There's clearly a more nuanced drama to be made from this story but given the scale, there's still a lot here to praise.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Producer and co-writer Nick Vallelonga – Tony's son – must be justifiably proud of getting his how-Dad-learned-to-stop-being-racist fable to the screen. But the greater evil of institutional and generational racism goes mostly ignored and unexamined.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Thanks to the dream team of Mortensen and Ali, both giving Oscar calibre performances, audiences will be rightly cheering this hilarious and heartfelt true story of a black musician and his racist driver on a 1960's tour of the Deep South.

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It's charming, frequently funny and if you let your guard down it will melt your heart.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"Green Book" is a savvy and super effective piece of popular entertainment.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Distinctive and amusing turns by Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali make Peter Farrelly's first solo feature outing a lively and likable diversion.

0

Great music and a fascinating story or two very different men on a challenging journey. I really enjoyed it.

4.0
0

Riveting from beginning to end. Great paced movie that didnt have any slow spots. Great characters & excellent directing from Peter Farrelly who never disappoints with pace and story. Top notch acting from all key roles. Fascinating look into the times and differences between north & south USA

5.0
0

Extremely cliche and generic but a nice watch none-the-less. Wish the direction was more exciting and the story defied more of the conventions I was wanting to break. Its worth checking out but nothing special.

3.0
0

i really loved this films freshness about the trip of the black , negro american , and the italian american ,side by side as they go down south in the 1960s. it was a very honest and heart warming movie .with two very good and popular stars playing the leading roles . they make the film .

4.0
0

For all the hype and fanfare that surrounded McKay's Vice, Green Book slides into the awards race modestly as the most entertaining race film of the last 5 years. More humourous than Spike Lee's latest, with solid performances from a robust Mortensen and a layered Ali, Green Book delivers laughs, action, music and a wallop of deep south scenery that sends...

5.0
0

This is a lovely film and although it doesn't delve too far deep into the key issues it has a supremely uplifting feeling about it. The characterisation (and portrayal) of Tony Vallelonga is ace. Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali are great as is Linda Cardellini who flies under the radar. No pass on the Bechdel test because the focal point is two men....

3.0
0