Godspeed (2010)



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A man learns too well that one shouldn't promise more than he can actually deliver in this independent thriller. Charlie (Joseph McKelheer) lives in Alaska with his wife, Rebecca (Jessica Ward), and young son, James (Ben Loosli). Charlie makes a modest living as a preacher and faith healer, but he's come to question his faith, and tries to dull the pain of doubt with alcohol and affairs with other women. Charlie's life is turned upside down when Rebecca and James are brutally murdered; six … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Saitzyk, Cory Knauf
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 20, 2010
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as Charlie Shepard

as Luke Roberts

as Sarah Roberts

as Mitch

as Rebecca Shepard

as James Shepard

as Lorelei

as Lorelei's husband

as Mr. Sykes

as Diner Waitress

as Davey Iverson

as Kid in Field

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Critic Reviews for Godspeed

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

Despite its fissures in tone and technique, Godspeed occasionally plays like a sturdy indie outpost of revenge cinema.

Full Review… | April 9, 2010
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Opens tentatively but ends confidently with a climax that's bloody enough to jolt but not enough to sicken -- a trick that too many directors have yet to master.

Full Review… | March 26, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

The location -- Sarah Palin's beautiful old stomping ground of Wasilla, Alaska -- is the main attraction in Robert Saitzyk's talky and overwrought melodrama.

Full Review… | March 26, 2010
New York Post
Top Critic

Earnest to a fault, this tale of vengeance and retribution strives for Faulknerian pathos, but never rises above amateur theatrics.

Full Review… | March 25, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

Saitzyk's sappy pontifications on loss, redemption, and zealotry don't register as headily as they're meant to, and the spirituality invoked feels about as sincere as the Christian who only attends Christmas mass.

Full Review… | March 24, 2010
Village Voice
Top Critic

All the theological themes and delicate cinematography in the world can't alter the fact that watching someone get theirs simply makes us feel better

Full Review… | April 9, 2010

Audience Reviews for Godspeed

The things one's faith and beliefs will make them do; finding justification in taking another's life.

Movee Critic

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The things one's faith and beliefs will make them do; finding justification in taking another's life. So so.


Solid indie drama. While it starts out a bit slow, (I was about to give my friend who took me to the laemmle an earful), I quickly shut up as it becomes compelling once the guilt ridden healer meets up with the younger one. Lead actors were really good, though the older guy and the young girl were the standouts. Good ending that didn't cop out and beautiful filming in Alaska.

Alex W

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