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The Better Angels

The Better Angels (2014)

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Release Date: Nov 7, 2014 Limited

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Indiana, 1817. The entire nation, only 40 years old and a few years removed from a second war of independence, is raw. Men, women, and children alike must battle nature and disease to survive in remote log cabins. This is young Abraham Lincoln's world. Spanning three years of the future president's childhood, The Better Angels explores his family, the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him forever, and the two women who guided him to immortality. Written and directed by A.J.

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A.J. Edwards

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Such comparisons to the work of Malick, who himself was a producer on this feature, are ultimately the film's very undoing.

February 17, 2014 Full Review Source: HeyUGuys
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The Better Angels eschews any sort of narrative linearity (and occasionally, coherency) without entirely alienating its audience.

January 31, 2014 Full Review Source: RogerEbert.com
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Edwards doesn't even try to hide the obvious and unoriginal way he emulates Malick's style, and he seems more concerned with creating a powerful meditative experience than offering actual insight into what shaped Lincoln in his childhood to become the man he would be.
February 10, 2014
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