The Pardon (2012)

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With all the picturesque glamour of the 1940s, The Pardon captures the spirit of the universal need to be loved and forgiven, yet with a surprising twist. Recounting the unlikely but true story of Toni Jo Henry (Jaime King), a woman tried for murder in 1942 Louisiana, this compelling drama unveils the profound inner struggle of a tormented soul as she pleads her innocence to a skeptical jury. (c) Official Site
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PG-13 (for thematic material including disturbing violent images, sexual situations and some drug content)
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Drama
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Cast

Jaime King
as Toni Jo Henry
John Hawkes
as Arkie
Jason Lewis
as Cowboy
Leigh Whannell
as Clement Moss
M.C. Gainey
as Gibbs Duhon
TJ Thyne
as Father Richard

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All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

A plodding feature that makes ample use of the legal record as well as evocative Shreveport locations while leaving the well of affecting drama untapped.

Full Review… | August 6, 2015
Los Angeles Times
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Jaime King lights up the screen as an empathetic femme fatale in a compelling costume drama painstakingly-recreating events surrounding a real-life murder trial unfolding in Louisiana back in 1940.

August 14, 2015
Baret News

Part period drama, part courtroom drama and part sermon, it's a film that never gives itself much of a chance to hit its narrative stride.

Full Review… | March 21, 2013
Times-Picayune

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