• The Benefactor (2016)

The Benefactor

Release Date: January 15th, 2016

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

Consumed by guilt over the accidental death of a couple, an eccentric Philadelphia philanthropist (Richard Gere) provides financial assistance to their pregnant daughter (Dakota Fanning) and her new husband (Theo James).

Cast: Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James, Clarke Peters, Cheryl Hines, Dylan Baker, Brian Anthony Wilson

Director: Andrew Renzi

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Audax Films

Keywords: Husband, Pursuit, Wife, Marriage, Engaging, Mother

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Robert AbeleTheWrap

    While writer-director Andrew Renzi’s feature narrative debut is problematic whenever Gere isn’t onscreen (and even sometimes when he is), the veteran star exudes a damaged magnetism reminiscent of the character studies that thrilled discerning moviegoers in the ’70s. show more

  • 50
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Renzi's uneven script makes this a less sturdy vehicle than 2012's Arbitrage, and a less marketable one given the absence of thriller elements that sustained that film's character study. Still, there's plenty here for Gere's admirers to appreciate. show more

  • 60
    David D'ArcyScreen International

    The actor’s comic sad clown performance lifts the film above an ordinary script. show more

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