Winter 1839. LIBERTY, MISSOURI. Local jailer, Samuel Tillery (Jasen Wade) is tasked with watching Missouri's most wanted men as they await their upcoming hearing. Caught between the local ...
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Winter 1839. LIBERTY, MISSOURI. Local jailer, Samuel Tillery (Jasen Wade) is tasked with watching Missouri's most wanted men as they await their upcoming hearing. Caught between the local Missourians' increased drive to remove the prisoners, and the prisoners' desperate efforts to survive, Tillery is pushed beyond what any lawman can endure. Based on actual recorded accounts, OUT OF LIBERTY is an intense, evocative western, with an outcome you have to see to believe.
Not all LDS historic movies should be embraced equally. The writers claim their script is based on history, but they severely minimize or outright ignore the most significant events and treasured outcomes of this crucible of growth for the prophet of the restoration. Joseph Smith is poorly cast and is without any significant leadership, spiritual or otherwise. There is a complete absence of spiritual comradery or priesthood dignity amongst those who are supposed to portray the leadership of the church. Where is the signing of hymns? Where is the power of the significant revelations between the Lord and his prophet? Where is Joseph rising in mighty authority to rebuke the guards? Instead, the entire storyline reduces these men to average prisoners who are obsessed to digging or strategizing their escape. In spite of some excellent acting by Corbin Allred as Porter Rockwell, Jason wade as jailer Sam Tillery and Brock Roberts as Sidney Rigdon, this movie misses the mark or is downright misleading about the significance of Liberty Jail in our history.
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