I'll let you in on a secret: Writing negative reviews is pretty easy. Every doofy plot twist and bungled CG jumpkick pulls you out of the moviegoing experience, allowing you plenty of time to compose elaborately mean puns for your headline. It's harder to review a movie when it succeeds—and I mean really
succeeds, in that it draws you in completely. The surreal, fantastic Beasts of the Southern Wild
is that kind of movie: You may leave the theater conflicted and even confused, but you won't be thinking about anything else while you're watching it.
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The Fantastic, Surreal Beasts of the Southern Wild