Nolio’s review published on Letterboxd:
Another rare occasion where I'm the only male in a screening for a movie, this time being for the long-awaited Where the Crawdads Sing. I heard the Carolina song that TS wrote for this and thought it sounded kind of interesting, so we went a saw it and.. I honestly thought it was pretty good. I've never read the book, so I had no reference for the story. Did it either help or deter my experience? I'm not sure.
I feel as though the film has its own unique feel to it despite the romantic cliches the movie presents. It's a fairly predictable viewing, but it certainly has its heart in the right place. The setting and the atmosphere make for a warm watch despite the dark, underlying story elements. Daisy Edgar-Jones did great here, as did a couple of the other actors. Not everyone was amazing, but it wasn't super important.
I thought the ending was particularly nice, and it made for an uplifting watch by the conclusion. I don't really have much else to say about it and I think if you're looking for a movie to pass some time or put on in the background, this is a solid choice. And I don't mean that as an insult, I think it's a pretty good movie.