Child of God Poster

Release Date: August 1st, 2014

DVD Release Date: October 28th, 2014

R|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
In 1960s Tennessee, a violent loner (Scott Haze) loses his last vestige of humanity as he enters a downward spiral of madness, 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

Production Co: Rabbit Bandini Productions

Distributors: Well Go USA

Keywords: Transformation, Moving, Dark, 1960s

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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

  • 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

  • James Franco's general aesthetic is ugly and ambling, not so much because of its brownish-gray monochrome, but because it registers like the jerky result of a college kid wielding a DV cam. show more

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