Named best picture of 2018 by the National Board of Review.
Winner of the People’s Choice Award at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.
Golden Globe Nominee: Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Best Director: Peter Farrelly. Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Viggo Mortensen. Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture: Mahershala Ali. Best Screenplay Motion Picture: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly.
When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on The Green Book to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger-as well as unexpected humanity and humor-they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.
“‘Green Book’ is a real crowd pleaser — aside from the banter between the oppositely-minded characters, it has clear heroes and villains. The writers do manage to sneak a few nuances in, especially when discussing Shirley feeling out of place in both the white and black communities.” – Andy Howell, FILM THREAT
“Featuring a pair of terrific performances by Viggo Mortensen as a goombah with a heart of gold and Mahershala Ali as multilingual composer-musician Don Shirley, the story may be unique, yet it goes pretty much exactly the way you might expect.” – Peter Debruge, VARIETY
“‘Green Book’ is an on-the-nose social commentary that is told with such craftsmanship, earnestness, and comedic expertise that you’re still excited to go along for the ride.” – Victor Stiff, THE PLAYLIST