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Redemption Road (2011)

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In Mario Van Peeble's new film Redemption Road, two seemingly different men (Michael Clarke Duncan, Morgan Simpson) embark on a music-steeped journey through the American South, learning along the way that life isn't about where you end up - it's how you get there that matters. Somewhere along the 900 miles between Austin, TX and Huntsville, AL the two men become unlikely friends. However, every road has an end. In Huntsville, sad truths come to light, with heartbreak and violence lingering in their wake, ultimately leaving both men changed forever. -- (C) Official Site
Rating:
PG-13 (for thematic elements, some violence, language and sexual)
Genre:
Drama
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Box Office:
$25,840.00
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Cast

Kiele Sanchez
as Hannah
Taryn Manning
as Jackie
Luke Perry
as Boyd
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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

A lightly enjoyable road pic about a circuitous road to redemption, Black, White and Blues offers simple, down-home pleasures while spinning an undeniably familiar but emotionally satisfying tale.

Full Review… | August 3, 2011
Variety
Top Critic

Battling-buddy road movie carries viewers on an entertaining ride into blues country.

Full Review… | August 3, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

a sterilized and predictable version of life that plays out like a very special movie of the week -- albeit one with a nice soundtrack.

Full Review… | September 23, 2011
Times-Picayune

Hope and healing wait at the end of a big-hearted musical road trip.

Full Review… | September 8, 2011
American Profile

'Brother knew how to tell a story,' Michael Clarke Duncan says, admiringly, of Shakespeare. The same can't exactly be said of this earnest calling-card indie.

Full Review… | August 29, 2011
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Jefferson has nowhere to go but up -- and eventually he gets there (note the title) -- but, boy, does the getting there take its sweet time.

Full Review… | August 26, 2011
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Redemption Road

Sappy, too-heavy and poorly written... Some of the plot "twists" don't make any sense. It boasts of having good music, but it's full of your basic bar blues - in other words, nothing special. If it doesn't bore you to sleep first, this movie will confuse the hell out of you.

James Padgett
James Padgett

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