The movie's story is limp, its romances are flightless and-despite the talented cast-its performances are toothless.
| Original Score: 1/5
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.
| Original Score: .5/4
This is a Southern "Downton Abbey," minus the loopy plot turns and wisecracks that make that series so addictive.
| Original Score: 1/4
Savannah's backstory may sound inscrutable to the world outside Southern Georgia social clubs; that's because it is.
A bit on the bland side, but as a plus, Jim Caviezel cracks his first on-screen smile in over a decade.
| Original Score: 2/4
"Savannah" should win some sort of award for most amount of times you'll ask, "They roped that guy into this turkey, too?"
The story overflows with reverence but is drastically short on passion or suspense ...
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...
| Original Score: D
The true story of Ward Allen, a man whose life was not interesting enough to be the basis for a film.
| Original Score: 4/10
Despite some fine performances, the film has difficulty finding a consistent tone, and the well-intentioned script emphasizes melodrama and sentimentality.
The film's tale ends up being less rich than its lovely Georgia settings.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
A movie that's essentially only of local interest.
Strong performances and exquisite, breathtaking cinematography barely compensate for a pedestrian, underwhelming screenplay.
| Original Score: 6.0001