"The texture of "Beasts" is so completely mussed and roiled that you get drawn into the raucous excitement of the bayou's hand-to-mouth existence. The rought atmosphere is intensely sympathetic; the movie may be prophetic as well. "Beasts" is set in a remote location, and people in the lower bayous were probably always poor. Yet it's hard not to see "Beasts" as an expression of post-affluent America. And here's the surprise: the grinding Great Recession may never offer up a movie as happy, or inspired by poetry and dream, as this one." Read more at the New Yorker.