The List (2007)
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|Rating:||PG (thematic elements including some peril and brief incidental smoking)|
|Genre:||Mystery & Suspense|
|Directed By:||Gary Wheeler|
|Written By:||Michelle Hoppe-Long, Johnston H. Moore, Robert Whitlow, Gary Wheeler|
|In Theaters:||Apr 22, 2007 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jun 10, 2008|
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as Desmond LaRochette
as Renny Jacobsen
as Jo Johnston
as Gus Eicholtz
as Daisy Stokes
as Mama A
as Al Jenkins
as Jerrod Weiss
as Harold Smithfield
as Thomas Layne
as Jefferson McClintock
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Critic Reviews for The List
Too easy, too cozy and too self-righteous. In the end, the film's own commitment to its message feels phony.
Audience Reviews for The List
Had high hopes for it, but wasn't as good as I had hoped.
"God's children and his enemies make the same mistake. They both underestimate the power of prayer. Let's keep praying."
Let me rip that apart real quick. First off, the greedy men weren't really enemies of god, they were just greedy men. How wanting money and power aromatically make you enemies of god, who knows. Second, "let's keep praying". Dude was praying for money. He was praying for an inheritance from his dad who he hated. So yeah, he just wanted money that wasn't his. Again, greedy. In the end after much much boring dialog where the man guy jumps into a redneck country accent only when he talks to the girl (who is probably his sister) who he falls in love with he decides not to use his magic powers to kill his sister and instead becomes good (but only because he is in jail and wants to get out). So.. yea.. I would NOT say 1) that dude was good guy. 2) This movie was a good movie.
If you want a bit of a thriller with a clean, Christian presentation, this film will do it for you. It was a decent story line and the acting was good for a low budget film. It helps of course that there are a few big name actors on board. The ending though was unsatisfying, it felt like the story wasn't really resolved.
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