9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Good film, misleading DVD cover,
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This review is from: Child of God [DVD] (DVD)
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...