Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy ★½

Hillbilly Elegy is not entirely devoid of merit. A few strong performances help to elevate the otherwise empty material and Hans Zimmer’s score is as effective as you would expect any of his work to be. Otherwise, the film is a tedious and derogatory attempt at an inspirational message for our times. A message that essentially boils down to “you don’t have to be a victim of circumstances, but if you don’t succeed it’s because you didn’t want to.”

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