DarkNew’s review published on Letterboxd:
You might not make it, but you sure won't if you don't try.
A moving, exceptionally well acted family drama about personal responsibility, set in the Appalachian Mountains?
"Sure, why not", says the average movie enthusiast.
"Worst movie of the year and therefore I don't even have to watch it" says the average wannabe-RottenTomatoes-critic on Letterboxd.
I have defended movie critics more than once in the past, but with this one, I seriously don't get it. Even if you disagree with it's message, I can't see what could possibly move people to rate it that low, despite petty political sheep mentality. But you'd be hard-pressed to find any political statement in this movie, so not even that angle makes any sense.
I wasn't expecting to like Hillbilly Elegy anywhere near as much as I did, and would encourage anyone to watch it.