“Brown’s well-crafted and period-persuasive biopic strikes a dramatically sound and emotionally satisfying balance between the moral awakening of its white protagonist and his relationships with sometimes encouraging, sometimes skeptical Black leaders and foot soldiers.”
"Whether Son of the South works depends obsessively on Till, for sure, but there is a supporting ensemble behind and in front of the camera that is electric.”
"[…] folks such as Julia Ormond (as real-life activist Virginia Durr) grab their time in the spotlight and command our attention every millisecond."
"Also fantastic is Cedric the Entertainer as the Reverend Ralph Abernathy, a close personal friend of Martin Luther King, Jr, and a spectacular speaker. Lanier’s Parks is simultaneously approachable and seismic as she fills out the role grounded in a reality that is the tip of the awesome iceberg that is Barry Alexander Brown and his effort adapting Zellner’s autobiography."
—Joel Amos (The Movie Mensch)
Bayou Caviar - NY Times
Visiting New York, Seeking Vengeance
Review: In ‘Bayou Caviar,’ the Main Course Is a Cold-Blooded
An essential movie for those who believe in the impact of true love, and for the more suspicious ones, a unique opportunity to see Bruce Dern and Brian Cox recommending pain meds to each other. [Full Review in Spanish]