Where the Crawdad’s Sing on Netflix: What the Critics Had to Say about the Daisy Edgar Jones Movie

Mystery film directed by Olivia Newman Where the crayfish sing arrived on Netflix and immediately jumped to #1 in the site’s most popular movies rankings.

The film, which follows the story of a girl named Kya, stars Daisy-Edgar Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson and David Strathairn.

Set in rural North Carolina in the 1950s and 1960s, the narrative blends elements of crime, romance and natural history with a coming-of-age story about Kya, who grew up alone in the swamps.

The film is based on the bestseller of the same name, which has sold more than 12 million copies since its release in 2018. It was screened as part of Reese Witherspoon’s book club and the actor is now executive producing the film.

While audiences on Netflix are clearly loving the film adaptation, critics weren’t so won over.

Find a summary of Where the crayfish sing reviews below.

The Independent – two stars

Where the crayfish sing, in short, treats rural poverty as if it were a desirable aesthetic, the ultimate way to reconnect with nature. It’s not just a problem for obvious reasons.” that of the independent Clarisse Loughrey wrote.

She added: “It [also] feels particularly ridiculous given the way the film’s only black characters are treated — a local couple, Jumpin (Sterling Macer Jr.) and Mabel (Michael Hyatt), who own a shop and care for abandoned Kya with holy generosity . Race is irrelevant in a film set in South Carolina in the 1960s. The film adamantly insists that Kya is the only person in her area code who has ever been stalked in any way.”

The guard – A star

“This movie plays like an all-white reboot of Killing a mockingbird with Edgar-Jones somehow able to play Scout and Tom Robinson at the same time. And the big twist ending is an outrageously evasive cheat.” The Guardians wrote Peter Bradshaw. “The scene in which the film shows us moment by moment on the screen what actually happened and what the actual responsibilities of those involved are. Well, suffice it to say, we’re given a hilarious and ridiculous excuse, a cakey twist that left me craving the alligators slithering through the swamp to take down everyone involved.”

Daisy Edgar-Jones in “Where the Crayfish Sing”

(Michele K Short)

Irish times – two stars

“During the opening scenes of this mostly terrifying film, I thought about a variation on ‘Carson McCullers, Reimagined by Foghorn Leghorn.’ It’s set in the American South. Corpses appear in swamps. Paw beats up the little one. Doo, dah! Doo, dah!” Irish Times’ Donald Clarke wrote.

evening standard – two stars

“I’d rather eat a box of Caran d’Ache pencils than look at this mess again. Still, I’m not shocked it’s found an audience (it’s a hit in the US), because Kya the outcast is definitely deeper than she looks.” Those of the Evening Standard wrote Charlotte O’Sullivan.

Where the crayfish sing is now available on Netflix.

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JOE HERNANDEZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JOE HERNANDEZ joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing joe@ustimetoday.com.

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