God Told Me To Reviews
On another note, the blu-ray is a mediocre transfer. Nothing special in my opinion.
And despite the odd plot lunge the film is deft and interesting.and one of the directors best films.
Tony Lo Bianco plays a New York Cop who begins to unravel the secret behind random murders where all the killers say that god told them to commit the crime.
As he begins to crack the case Lo bianco becomes embroiled in a weird new messiah alaien pregnancy plot which leads him to a christ like being hiding out in a New York slum.
Along the way he uncovers more about his own past and how it interlinks with the figure in the basement. and how what he does will also have an affect on those around him.
The secret to this film is the fact that Cohen never wastes a shot and gets good performances from actors even though its a B Movie.
Lo Bianco gets a rare lead role here and he is excellent as ther troubled cop on the case ,the film has some important questions to ask ,but mostly just gasp that Cohen managed to get away with such a bold storyline .
The opening scenes really grab you, and the central mystery is intriguing to the point of it becoming an absolute necessity to know just where the film is headed. Then, when you find out how Cohen explains all of those strange events, the whole thing collapses under all of the silliness. I admired Tony Lo Bianco's strong lead performance, and I was with his character for the first half.
Everything that follows after that point is ludicrous, hard to follow and ultimately it leaves you with more unanswered questions than satisfaction. There's a lot of mumbo jumbo about God and religion, some kind of secret society that knows all of the secrets and a lot of weird, confusing doubts about Bianco's muddled past. To be honest, after all was said and done, I couldn't tell you with any amount of certainty what happened.
Cohen's innovative script goes desperately awry and never recovers, leaving the viewers in the dust. There are some good moments, and even when things fall apart, I still fund myself almost recommending it just for the sheer silliness of it all.
There's a lot going on in "God Told Me To", and some of it is actually worth watching. And on the plus side, there's never a dull moment, even when you have no idea what's going on.
Truly a unique viewing experience, one that I think I will grow to like even more on repeated viewings, as I know what strange turns it will take.
Worth a look.