Black Snake Moan

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Released 2007

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Director:
Craig Brewer
Released:
2007
Rating:
R
Black Snake Moan is the 2006 indie drama with an all star cast, helmed by superstar Samuel L. Jackson and sexy Christina Ricci. Set in small Mississippi town, Jackson plays guitar wielding Bluesman Lazarus, who is recovering from his wife leaving him. One morning he finds Rae (Ricci) the town tramp, barely dressed and bloodied unconscious near his home. A religious man, Lazarus decides it is his spiritual duty to save her and teach her the error of her sinful lifestyle. He brings her inside and chains her to his radiator for the remainder of their time together. When she wakes, he feeds her home cooked meals, dresses her properly, and helps her confront her abusive mother. Rae's nymphomania becomes a problem when her itch gets too strong and she takes advantage of a young local boy. Meanwhile, her boyfriend Ronnie (Justin Timberlake) returns home after his dismissal from the army, due to his sever anxiety problem. When he finds that Rae has not been faithful to him while he is gone, he finds her and Lazarus and confronts them with a gun. Craig Brewer writes and directs.moreless

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  • 50

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    In spite of Amelia Vincent's toothsome cinematography and the down-home locations, the movie often has the lumbering, literal-minded rhythms of a second-rate stage play -- not a mo...

  • 50

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Mix Brigitte Bardot in "And God Created Woman" with Carroll Baker in "Baby Doll," sex it up times 10 and you have a notion of the effect of Christina Ricci in Black Snake Moan.

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Crust

    Though Black Snake Moan is unadulterated deep-fried silliness from "Hustle & Flow" filmmaker Craig Brewer, Jackson makes it indisputably more palatable. It's still not a very good ...

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