Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing

Abandoned by her family, Kya raises herself all alone in the marshes outside of her small town. When her former boyfriend is found dead, Kya is instantly branded by the local townspeople and law enforcement as the prime suspect for his murder.

  • Released: 2022-06-23
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Mystery
  • Stars: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, Michael Hyatt, Sterling Macer Jr, David Strathairn, Ahna O'Reilly, Garret Dillahunt, Jayson Warner Smith, Jojo Regina, Eric Ladin, Joe Chrest, Logan Macrae, Luke David Blumm, Charlie Talbert, Jojo Regina, Jayson Warner Smith, Billy Slaughter, Sterling Macer Jr, Robert Larriviere, Caroline Cole, Bill Kelly, Blue Clarke, Sarah Durn, Suzette Lange, Jerri Tubbs, Mike Harkins, Wyatt Parker, Taylor Shurte, Elton LeBlanc, Michael Wozniak, Grace Hinson, Will Bundon, Emma Willoughby, Michael A. Newcomer, Patrick Nicks, Brad Blanchard, Steve Kish, Jerri Tubbs, Lillian Dorsett, Anna Kabis, Zoey Reid
  • Director: Olivia Newman, Olivia Newman, Olivia Newman
  • madhurabhargave - 13 January 2023
    Wasted opportunity
    The book is beautiful, the movie is superficial. Kya is shown way more sophisticated in the movie. Her crouching behind shrubs is forced and fake, her poker face doesn't feel like it gives her any depth. The mystery of her trip to Greenville is poorly treated in the movie. You just don't get any depth as compared to the book. I'm sad after watching the movie.

    Honestly, I felt like the movie expected you to have read the book. Kya had a beautiful relationship with Jodie earlier, that's lost here. The only thing that I think they did well was the father's behaviour. Everything else felt superficial and forced.
  • mohammedjz - 5 January 2023
    Pretty powerful story
    Didn't read the book beforehand so I wasn't sure what to expect but this movie definitely delivered.

    I checked the rotten tomatoes and I'm surprised critics gave it such a bad rating, just look at the audience rating for comparison. The soundtrack, the cinematography and acting was all very good, the movie really captures the essence of living a wetland and puts you right in that environment.

    My only nitpicks I have would be that for a woman that was abandoned by her family, living all by herself from a young age, walking barefoot most of the times, etc. She seems to fit right in with the rest of the city folk visually. Like her hair, teeth, skin, etc. Seemed a bit too perfect for someone that is known in town as the "marsh girl".

    Other than that the movie was really good, and although you can tell Daisy Edgar-Jones doesn't have a true southern accent it was a really good performance. There are some disturbing scenes in the movie so TW of DA and SA.

    Also as a slight addition I would add romance as one of the tags for the movie, it was a bit cheesy but for 1960s America I guess you can't really expect any different.