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At its substantial worst, with wooden acting and a plot so impenetrable it verges on the parodic, it's unwatchable.
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[font=Times][size=4]2007 US Director: John Harlacher[/size][/font]
[font=Times][size=4]For an independent, low budget film I have to give this one credit for being unique if nothing else. It is also unflinching in its depiction of the cruel and insane life that is lived by those whose only home is the streets of a major city such as New York. The story centers on two older homeless men and the people around them, as well as one of the youngest in the numbers of the street folk. One man has formed a type of cult built around a belief that he has the knowledge to lead his group into ?paradise? and the other is an exile from that following who has come up with an insane and homicidal plan to reach paradise first. There is a lot of odd side stories thrown into the mix here and there, but most of these serve only as filler materiel to pad out the movie length.[/size][/font]
[font=Times][size=4]The young boy who carries the main role in the film does a good enough job. Most of the others also are adequate actors, with only a few getting too ridiculous. The SFX are so-so. They get their job done, but only in a barely believable way if one has a more than basic ability to suspend disbelief. The music score was actually not bad at all and really did work to enhance the scenes that needed it. This was a good one for one viewing and, in the category of independent B-movie making, not a bad effort.[/size][/font]
[font=Times New Roman][size=4]Notes: GV-XL-SA Suggested Age: 16+[/size][/font]
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