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The Reliant (2019)

PG-13 | | Action | 3 August 2019 (USA)
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Economic collapse causes widespread rioting and social unrest, leaving a lovesick 19-year-old girl struggling to care for her siblings in a stretch of woods bordered by lawless anarchy, ... See full summary »

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Paul Munger

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J.P. Johnston (as Patrick Johnston)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eric Roberts ... Mr. Jones
Kevin Sorbo ... Rick
Brian Bosworth ... Jack
Mollee Gray ... Sophie
Ryan Buggle ... Young Jimmy
Jenn Gotzon ... Cashier
Kevin Wayne ... Mac
Tyler Sanders ... Eli
Julia Denton ... Liz
McKenna Bintz ... Young AnnaLee
Ian Lauer ... Clint
Marisa Lynae Hampton ... AnnaLee (as Marisa Hampton)
Bryan Friday ... Vance
Josh Murray ... Adam
Jim E. Chandler ... Intruder #3
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Economic collapse causes widespread rioting and social unrest, leaving a lovesick 19-year-old girl struggling to care for her siblings in a stretch of woods bordered by lawless anarchy, wondering why a good God would let this happen. Written by J. P. Johnston

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, and thematic material involving guns | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Reliant See more »

Filming Locations:

Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$408,747

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$408,747
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Production Co:

Fervent House Media See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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10 seems too generous, 1 seems too harsh... Come now, Goldilocks, 6 seems fair!
25 October 2019 | by AustinZiprickSee all my reviews

This movie is a lot better than I had expected from seeing the trailers.

However, that does not make it a masterpiece.

Pros:

. Solid cinematography

. Quality production design (for the most part)

. Kevin Sorbo

. Nice score/sound editing

. Some decent action scenes

. Other compelling moments of writing/direction supported by the actors

All that said, good or even great scenes here and there don't make for a truly transformative viewing experience- there has to be more, and unfortunately, that's where I think this film stumbles to deliver.

Cons:

. This is a 2 hour and 20 minute long film (from what I can find online). To me, it dragged hard in places, and should have been chopped down to an hour and a half.

. Characters: Some motivations feel unclear/contradictory. A number of arcs seem rushed/incomplete/written from the end forward. Possibly too many superfluous roles as well.

. Show me, don't tell me: a good chunk of the storytelling gets imparted though talking expositional dumps- visually uncreative.

. The movie's tone shifts quite sharply on occasion. Not always a bad thing, but it's a little abrupt at times when swinging from solemn to sweetness.

Now, for everything else, I have this last list of mixed bag items...

"Pons":

. The acting visible here is on a moving spectrum- most times just fine, sometimes even pretty good, and other times kind of cringe inducing

. Dialog is ok, a little campy in a lot of places for my taste though

. Editing is decent, though I noticed several hard fades to black- it maybe could be said to lack a little creativity in spots

. Direction is alright, but I just feel like this whole concept had way more potential than what was ultimately realized on screen.

In summary, I'd say it's nothing too awesome, but nothing too bad either.

As someone who also works in this business and holds many Judeo-Christian beliefs, I'm excited to see new filmmakers come out of this community, but I'm also disappointed that we have yet to see consistent high caliber (and that does NOT mean high-budget) productions being produced.

Maybe one day one day there will be a Christian Tarantino-type who comes onto the scene, but I haven't found them yet.

We'll either just have to keep waiting...

or embody the change we want to see...

See ya 'round, fellas!


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