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Release Date: May 20th, 2011

DVD Release Date: July 23rd, 2013

R|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
Two veterans (Chris Kerson, Will Blagrove) return from Iraq and become trapped in the same crime-ridden neighborhood they joined the military to escape.

Cast: Chris Kerson, Will Blagrove, Judy Jerome, Mark Borkowski, Gregg Almquist, Maddie M. Jones, Nakia Dillard, Daveed Ramsay

Director: Sean Kirkpatrick

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Cast Shadow

Distributors: Rogue Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Rookie director Sean Kirkpatrick keeps stomping on the drama pedal while blowing the cliché horn, yielding scene after tired scene of predictable developments as the principals keep shoving guns into mouths and screaming obscenities. show more

  • If Martin Scorsese updated "The Roaring Twenties," the classic Jimmy Cagney movie about World War I vets who come home and find that the only jobs available are with gang lords and bootleggers, it would look a lot like Sean Kirkpatrick's rookie feature, Cost of a Soul. show more

  • While Kirkpatrick does a fine job in establishing a gritty inner-city milieu and a collection of more than credible street characters caught up in an endless cycle of crime and violence, his body count reaches the proportions of the worst sort of studio schlock. Going for a shock effect, he instead strains credulity and risks unintended laughs. show more

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