Repentance (2014)




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Years after a drunken car crash that almost took his life, Tommy Carter has reinvented himself as a therapist/spiritual advisor who advocates a synthesis of world religions and positivity. He's parlayed this vocation into a successful book release that one day draws the attention of Angel Sanchez, a profoundly troubled man fixated on the "untimely" death of his mother. When Carter takes on Sanchez as a personal client in an effort to raise funds for his indebted brother Ben, things quickly take a turn for the worse. Angel needs much more than a simple life coach. -- (C) Lionsgate
R (for violence including torture, and language)
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Sanaa Lathan
as Maggie
Ariana Neal
as Francesca Sanchez
Margo Sisher
as Red-head Woman
Adella Gautier
as Angel's Mother
Jessica Medina
as Angel's Cousin #1
Gina Blocker
as Angel's Cousin #2
Ashley Toman
as Harpist
Terri Battee
as Angel's Cousin #3
Betsy Clark-Caland
as Maggie's Friend
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Critic Reviews for Repentance

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

A movie of modest means that nevertheless offers a fairly cohesive story and at least one standout performance.

Full Review… | March 2, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

Despite convincing performances, the fatal flaw is the attempt to meld two genres together that don't quite work.

Full Review… | June 21, 2016
The Film Stage

A mopey thriller that unsuccessfully tries to blend psychological portraiture with pointless tension derived from torture, Caland's film wastes two performances that outstrip the material's intelligence deficit.

Full Review… | March 3, 2014
Paste Magazine

Repentance likes to imagine it traffics in shock, but it's the kind of movie where everyone and everything is exactly as they appear.

Full Review… | March 3, 2014
The Dissolve

The Silence of the Butler!

Full Review… | February 27, 2014
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Audience Reviews for Repentance

Dull and uninvolving, Repentance wastes it's strong cast and creepy atmosphere in a insipid retread of every cliche and trope involved with psychological horrors.

Joetaeb Dubder
Joetaeb Dubder

decent. there were parts of this movie that I thought could've been done better but forest Whitaker did some great acting and so did the other lead. and the twist ending wasn't bad.

emily costo
emily costo

The plot is ,basically the same as "Misery". The acting is subpar, especially Epps, who sleep walks through his gangsta brother role.

Chris Hall
Chris Hall

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