Black Snake Moan

Genre:  Drama, Romance
Running Time:  115 min.
Release Date: March 2, 2007 (limited)
DVD: June 26, 2007

Current rating: Rating: 3.61
based on 188 votes and 21 reviews
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Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, Justin Timberlake, Craig Brewer, Kim Richards


In a small Tennessee town, two unlikely souls are about to be lured together at the sticky crossroads between rage and love.

Found lying on the side of the road, beaten and nearly dead, is Rae (Christina Ricci), a 22-year-old who has developed a reputation around town for having an insatiable "itch" for sex. Her rescuer is Lazarus (Samuel L. Jackson), an ex-blues guitarist who has grown used to life’s relentless strains of trouble and sorrow.

Desperate for a change himself, Lazarus holds Rae prisoner, and sets out to "cure" her of her wicked ways. But to get to the deep, dark bottom of Rae’s mystery, Lazarus will first have to face the demons that reside in both their hearts, especially when Rae’s one true love Ronnie (Justin Timberlake), a Guardsman who was supposed to be headed for Iraq, comes looking for her.

Director: Craig Brewer
Studio: Paramount Vantage
Producer(s): John Singleton, Stephanie Allain
Screenplay: Craig Brewer
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  • 3 stars "good movie with some great performances!!"
  • 3 stars "a bit different, but entertaining nonetheless."