Savannah Reviews

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Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
September 19, 2013
The true story of Ward Allen, a man whose life was not interesting enough to be the basis for a film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
August 30, 2013
Despite some fine performances, the film has difficulty finding a consistent tone, and the well-intentioned script emphasizes melodrama and sentimentality.
Andrew Lapin
The Dissolve
August 26, 2013
Savannah's backstory may sound inscrutable to the world outside Southern Georgia social clubs; that's because it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
August 23, 2013
Strong performances and exquisite, breathtaking cinematography barely compensate for a pedestrian, underwhelming screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.0001
Godfrey Cheshire
RogerEbert.com
August 23, 2013
A movie that's essentially only of local interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
August 23, 2013
This is a Southern "Downton Abbey," minus the loopy plot turns and wisecracks that make that series so addictive.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
August 22, 2013
The film's tale ends up being less rich than its lovely Georgia settings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
August 22, 2013
"Savannah" should win some sort of award for most amount of times you'll ask, "They roped that guy into this turkey, too?"
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kevin Jagernauth
The Playlist
August 21, 2013
Savannah does attempt to tell the story of the friendship of those two accomplished men, but does so in a manner that is so astonishingly tone deaf, confused and narrowly focused...
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Andrew Frisicano
Time Out
August 21, 2013
The movie's story is limp, its romances are flightless and-despite the talented cast-its performances are toothless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
August 20, 2013
The story overflows with reverence but is drastically short on passion or suspense ...
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
August 19, 2013
A bit on the bland side, but as a plus, Jim Caviezel cracks his first on-screen smile in over a decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tina Hassannia
Slant Magazine
August 14, 2013
The film is impossible to take seriously as a commemoration of Moultrie's life or Allen's prolific status because of its plethora of contrivances.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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