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Act of God (I) (2009)

 |  Documentary  |  June 2009 (USA)
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A look at the metaphysical effects of being struck by lightning.

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A look at the metaphysical effects of being struck by lightning.

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Boring bolts
17 June 2009 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

'Act of God' is a film about lightning. There are stories, some miraculous, others tragic, of people who have been struck by it; various people interested in it, or more generally, in the effects of electricity on the human brain, tell us why; and there is also some footage of storms. But there's no science, and no structure either; and the choice of material never seems other than random, the selection is too broad to make the film seem personal, but too sketchy to make the film definitive. The director is clearly in awe of in his subject, but ultimately doesn't appear to have very much to tell us about it, although getting hit by a bolt is clearly a bad idea. In truth, as a viewer, I was bored.


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