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Cost of a Soul (2011)

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Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue (Chris Kerson) and DD Davis (Will Blagrove) return home from Iraq to the crime-stricken neighborhood in North Philadelphia they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith (Judy Jerome), whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. DD returns to find that his older brother Darnell (Nakia Dillard) has risen to become the neighborhood kingpin. Tommy meets his disabled six year-old daughter, Hope (Maddie M. Jones), for the first time, and she begins to melt his frozen heart. DD faces the pressure to save his younger brother, James (Daveed Ramsay), from following in Darnell's dangerous footsteps. Tommy and DD find themselves trapped in the same ghetto they joined the military to escape. As they struggle for redemption, their own families become entangled in a web of crime, corruption and violence. -- (C) Rogue
Rating:
R (for pervasive language, violence and brief nudity)
Genre:
Drama
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Box Office:
$25,365.00
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Cast

Christopher Kerson
as Tommy Donahue
Will Blagrove
as DD Davis
William Blagrove
as D.D. Davis
Judy Jerome
as Faith Donahue
Gregg Almquist
as Charlie Burns
Maddie M. Jones
as Hope Donahue
Nakia Dillard
as Darnell Davis
Diane M. Johnson
as Maybaleen Davis
Daveed Ramsay
as James Davis
Chris Mann
as Carl
Buck Schirner
as Detective Marlow
Franklin Ojeda Smith
as Jackie Jackson
Matty Shantz
as Mickey
Yianni Digaletos
as Iraqi Prisoner
Yanni Digaletos
as Iraqi Prisoner
Ron Fehimu
as MI Soldier
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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (9)

Technically accomplished but dramatically unconvincing.

Full Review… | May 24, 2011
Variety
Top Critic

Kirkpatrick keeps stomping on the drama pedal while blowing the cliché horn, yielding scene after tired scene of predictable developments as the principals keep shoving guns into mouths and screaming obscenities.

Full Review… | May 20, 2011
New York Post
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This low-budget drama has a gutsy handle on what makes a crime drama crackle.

Full Review… | May 20, 2011
New York Daily News
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As one bloody encounter treads on the heels of the next, all that remains is a tiny indie undone by its own vicious ambitions.

May 19, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

It's a lousy movie, but it has spunk.

Full Review… | May 19, 2011
AV Club
Top Critic

Rock bottom has now been firmly established.

Full Review… | May 18, 2011
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Cost of a Soul

This low budget movie follows the lives of two United States Marines who complete their service contracts to return "home" where they can't find jobs. One Marine was a "bad-ass" bad-guy before he joined the Marines, and the other a person of good character. Neither, can find jobs. They return to the same neighborhood that is riddled in crime and drugs. Out manned and out gunned by drug-lords, bad guys, street punks, and desperate for work...... these Marines battle themselves as they try to make the best of the situation in a jobless society. It's LOW LOW LOW budget. Some good acting, some, not so good. It was worth a look if you enjoy low budget movies (like me).

Richard Kairnes
Richard Kairnes

Pretty good for an independent movie. The acting was good from most part of the cast. The ending was brilliant.

Bruno Lot
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