WINNER OF THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AUDIENCE AWARD!
Academy Award® nominee Viggo Mortensen ("Eastern Promises," "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy) and Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali ("Moonlight," "Hidden Figures") star in this film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class, and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line.
Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist who's about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.
"Most winningly, 'Green Book' puts two of the finest screen actors working today in a sexy turquoise Cadillac, letting them loose on a funny, swiftly-moving chamber piece bursting with heart, art and soul." - Washington Post
"There’s something so deeply right about this movie, so true to the time depicted and so welcome in this moment; so light in its touch, so properly respectful of its characters, and so big in its spirit that the movie acquires a glow." - San Francisco Chronicle
"It’s the master class put on by Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali that powers this moving and often hilarious work and gives it mass appeal." - USA Today
"There’s something almost inevitable about these real-life characters getting a feature showcase, so unusual, engaging and inspiring is their journey from antagonism to deep friendship." - Film Journal International
"Peter Farrelly manages to respect the severity of the characters’ social context while ensuring that Green Book never steps outside its protagonists’ relationship, a delicate balancing act that credibly makes a feel-good, effervescent comedy out of its thorny subject matter without ever sanitizing it." - Slant
"A throwback to another era of Hollywood filmmaking, resurrected in the 21st century with two of the best actors working today, who elevate this didactic form of storytelling above the market standard for schmaltz." - Indiewire