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Saving God (2008)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  14 October 2008 (USA)
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Convicted felon Rev. Armstrong returns back to his neighborhood a changed man looking to take over his father's old church. The neighborhood is tough and full of drugs and gangs. Through ... See full summary »

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Armstrong Cane
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John Henry James / Blaze
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Rev. Danny Christopher
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Norris Johns
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Ashley Ellis
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Sherri Butler
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Mike
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Pastor Curry
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Detective Lombardi
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Marcus Ellis
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Barbara Barnes-Hopkins ...
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Kedar ...
Deacon Jake
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Convicted felon Rev. Armstrong returns back to his neighborhood a changed man looking to take over his father's old church. The neighborhood is tough and full of drugs and gangs. Through Armstrong's tough demeanor and strong faith he tries to make a difference with Norris - a youth on the edge of falling into a lifetime of drugs and gangs. Also Armstrong must deal with his past history of violence and make sure he doesn't fall again. Written by Andre van Heerden

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving drugs and some violence | See all certifications »
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Good idea, bad movie
15 January 2011 | by (Slovenia) – See all my reviews

So the story is about a convicted felon, rev. Armstrong who returns back to his neighborhood. A changed man now, he wants to get the old neighborhood church operating again. But some thugs there make things difficult. OK, I think, not bad, might be a good movie...

Well, the reality is that it's an interesting idea, but very poorly executed if you ask me. I maybe believed Ving Rhames's role, the character Armstrong Cane to be an ex-con reverent, obsessed with god and faith after coming out of prison, his acting was good. But all the other characters, I didn't believe them one bit. They were shallow, they suddenly had outbreaks of feelings without any reason, just because the they had to due to the story. I couldn't feel any of these feelings, shallow, shallow. The thugs looked funny, not realistic at all. Just a mix of good ideas, but very badly executed. Afraid to say so, but not worth your time...


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