• God's Pocket (2014)

God's Pocket

Release Date: May 9th, 2014

DVD Release Date: September 9th, 2014

R |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

A boozy lowlife (Philip Seymour Hoffman) tries to bury the truth about his crazy stepson's suspicious death, but a nosy newspaper columnist (Richard Jenkins) and the young man's mother complicate matters.

Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks, John Turturro, Caleb Landry Jones, Eddie Marsan, Domenick Lombardozzi, Glenn Fleshler

Director: John Slattery

Genres: Drama , Dark comedy

Production Co: Cooper's Town, Park Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times

    While the subject matter is often bleak, this isn’t a depressing journey. Seeing great actors at the top of their game working with such rich material is never a downer. show more

  • 40
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    These characters and their dilemmas could be the stuff of great, or at least good, drama, but Slattery's insistence on accentuating their sorrows with clinically depressed art direction wears thin rather quickly. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film only intermittently displays the snap, precision and stylistic smarts a mixed-tone project like this requires; a half-good effort is not enough where buoyancy and a sly-to-mean spiritedness are required at all times. show more

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