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Holler (2021)



Critic Consensus: It's hard not to hear echoes of similarly desperate stories, but Holler drowns them out with strong performances and palpable empathy.

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In a forgotten pocket of Southern Ohio where American manufacturing and opportunity are dying up, a determined young woman finds a ticket out when she is accepted to college. Alongside her older brother, Ruth Avery joins a dangerous scrap metal crew in order to pay her way. Together, they spend one brutal winter working the scrap yards during the day and stealing valuable metal from the once thriving factories at night. With her goal in sight, Ruth finds that the ultimate cost for an education for a girl like her may be more than she bargained for, and she soon finds herself torn between a promising future and the family she would leave behind.

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Critic Reviews for Holler

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Jessica Barden gives a performance of great sensitivity and subtlety in Holler, an evocative depiction of the Sisyphus-like experience of poverty in a depressed economy.

January 10, 2022 | Full Review…

Holler is a gorgeously-textured exploration of the way ruthless corporatism trickles down through each layer of a country, and a system, until it falls on the shoulders of a young girl and obscures her future. Jessica Barden pens sonnets with her silence.

June 20, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Miss Barden is just wonderful in this movie, but so is everyone else.

June 15, 2021 | Full Review…

Honest, gritty, and thoughtful.

June 15, 2021 | Full Review…

Jessica Barden, Pamela Adlon and Gus Halper knock it out of the park with the girtty tale of escaping the trash heap of poverty for a better life. Kudos Nicole Reigel for sharing your heart!

June 14, 2021 | Full Review…

While the broad strokes of Nicole Riegel's story might sound familiar, "Holler" finds its power in the particularities, especially Jessica Barden's unfussy and wholly believable performance.

June 14, 2021 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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