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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 (4)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 60
    David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 80
    Xan Brooks The Guardian

    Child of God is a shocking tale of backwoods lunacy and one man's descent into hell. Perhaps the most shocking thing about it is that it's really rather good. show more

  • 25
    Oliver Lyttelton The Playlist

    The whole thing feels sort of tossed off, like it was made by film students over a couple of weekends. show more

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