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Child of God 2014 Subtitles

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3.0 out of 5 stars (30) IMDb 5.4/10

A dispossessed, violent necrophiliac killer who's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.

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James Franco
Runtime:
1 hour, 39 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure, Horror
Director James Franco
Starring James Franco
Studio Signature Entertainment Ltd
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Don't get me wrong , this film has obviously been made with a passion and is pretty accurate to the source material. However I found it somewhat lacking. If the lead actor is visibly acting as a crazy loon then all you think of is actor acting as a crazy loon. His teeth are too perfect, his mannerisms too arty and all this makes the necrophilia storyline somewhat absurd and silly rather than shocking as per the source novel. A noble effort and worth a watch if you are a Cormac McCarthy fan but not as good as I had hoped.
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The above quote by Albert Camus sums up the film. Child of God is based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy and it is directed by James Franco. The film is about a dispossessed man and social outcast called Lester Ballard who gradually descends into violence and degradation. The film is directed in chapters and there is partial narration which gives more information on Lester's character, background and possible motivations.

This is a very brave and different film. It goes against the grain in that the protagonist is unsympathetic and unpleasant. Scott Haze gives a tremendous performance as Lester Ballard; his performance is both brave and feral.

The direction has quite a fair amount of shaky camera work but that could be a representation of the character's state of mind and the chaos of the environment. Also the sounds reflect the horror that is taking place especially regarding Lester's acts.

Having said all the above I did not like the film. The protagonist is very nasty. The whole film looked and felt dirty and there are elements which are pretty of putting. I am not a prude I have seen worse but the overall effect of the film is scuzzy.

It is worth seeing I guess but if you are easily offended then don't bother.

NSFW; scenes of defecation and necrophilia. Also no subtitles or special features
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Child Of God will not be to everyone's taste - the story focusses on one character, Ballard, who is not especially likeable and there is no lead character who is chasing Ballard throughout the film. The dvd cover that suggests that James Franco has as much screen time is misleading, as he is only in the film for 10 minutes.
If you've read the book or any Cormac McCarthy, you will know the drill - there is no big finale, the story is told quite matter-of-factly. It was a while ago that I read the book, so I can't comment for certain, but it seems like a decent adaptation, though the book itself did not have the impact that The Road or No Country did, though others may disagree.
Finally, Scott Haze is fantastic as Ballard, drooling, shouting, and other unsavoury activities I won't go into...
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By Rowena Hoseason HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 7 April 2015
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This explicit, no-holds-barred adaptation will shock many viewers with its matter of fact portrayal of socially unacceptable behaviour. It's an 18-rated film with good reason.
If you have a strong constitution, then it's worth watching for the central performance alone. Scott Haze is remarkable as the protagonist, a 'simple' backwoods man in rural 1950s America, a man entirely out of time, outcast from society. He rambles and mumbles and rages and drools and - ultimately - commits the ultimate offences against the people who have in turn rejected him.
This is brutal stuff, designed to shock, to stimulate, to provoke.
It didn't quite make four stars for me, because despite offering such honesty it ultimately felt like an empty message. Also, while some aspects of the story were told with exceptional attention to detail, others were confusingly poorly rendered (teeth that white?)
6/10
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Excellent movie & totally believable. I'm surprised it doesn't have higher ratings because the acting is bl@@dy brilliant. There's a couple of EEEEEW parts but they're needed just in case one has an ounce of pity for the 'child' & it needs to be quickly dispelled.
Watch the film. Turn your head at the nasty scenes if you must, but make up your own mind about the movie. Consider the level of commitment from Haze who deserves so much more recognition from his audience. Try to see Haze in a movie interview because seeing him in this movie, well it's far too easy to imagine that 'is' his true character he wears it so well.
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A somewhat vague and obscure interpretation of Carmac McCarthy's remarkably chilling and harrowing tale, about dispossessed serial killing backwood's man, set in 1950's America, based on true events. Read the book.
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By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 May 2014
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Scott Haze convincingly plays the title role as Lester Ballard, a mentally deficient adult who lives off the land in rural Tennessee. He is the type of man who yells at passing cars. The film is set in the 1950s (?) in late autumn. The only home Lester has known was recently auctioned off. Through a series of circumstances Lester discovers necrophilia, which has never been one of my favorite film topics, except for maybe as a dark comedy which this wasn't.

I will say the acting was excellent. The story was done well, bravo James Franco, but unfortunately didn't go anywhere. This is an excellent crime/ drama/ thriller, I didn't enjoy.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex, necrophilia, nudity (Nina Ljeti, Elena McGhee)
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