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R| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker James Franco, and based on the chilling novel by Cormac McCarthy, Child of God, tells the provocative story of Lester Ballad (Scott Haze), a dispossessed, violent man, attempting to exist outside the social order. Consecutively deprived of parents and housing and driven by famished loneliness, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.

Cast: Scott Haze , Tim Blake Nelson , Jim Parrack , James Franco , Brian Lally , Fallon Goodson , Vince Jolivette , Shayne Workman

Director: James Franco

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Well Go USA

Child of God (2013)

Release Date: August 1st, 2014|1 hr. 44 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • This is ambitious, challenging filmmaking, elevated by Franco's compassion and Haze's revelatory acting. OK, the film trips up on its attempt to lace tragedy with gallows humor. But Franco is out there trying something, balancing literature and cinema in a tightrope act that is never less than exciting to watch. show more

  • It’s McCarthy’s complex use of language, rather than the plot’s grueling imagery, that elevate the book. There’s simply not enough insight here to make the punishment worthwhile. show more

  • Dramatically, Child of God is hit or miss; some scenes are ferociously captivating while others are given clumsy handling, almost to the point of indifference. show more

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