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  1. George
    July 21, 2013

    I, for the most part, agree with everything you wrote but feel the manipulation was just too blatant in this movie. Michael B. Jordan gave an Oscar worthy performance and I thought Octavia Spencer showed great strength in the role.

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    • Joseph Belanger
      July 21, 2013

      I too really enjoyed Octavia Spencer’s performance. I think the film skirts a very fine line in terms of emotional manipulation, ending up on both sides of that line depending on the given moment. It got to me though and I’m glad it did.

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  2. Courtney Young
    July 26, 2013

    Great review. I actually touched upon the emotional manipulation aspect in my review with Coogler’s response to critics. I’m definitely seeing this one again!

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    • Joseph Belanger
      July 27, 2013

      I will definitely be seeing this again too. I feel like there would be a lot more to take in from the performances and the editing on a second viewing.

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