...presents realism and sentimentality in a strange but intriguing mix, leaving the implausibly sweeter material until the end.
This story of two losers gambling their way across the American south is a nostalgia act in the best way: it showcases aesthetic values that certain American filmmakers, writers and actors of the '70s embodied brilliantly...
Mississippi Grind is founded on a nicely threaded synthesis of familiar formulas—part buddy comedy, addiction narrative, road-tripper, and documentary-style portrait of socioeconomic malaise.
...works without ever revealing how is a vital constituent of its beauty.
Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn excel in this character piece about two gamblers down on their luck.