War Eagle, Arkansas Reviews
The dialogue is clever at times, but the plot, though ambitious, doesn't deliver. As a southerner, I really can identify with the theme, but there wasn't enough reason for the main character to leave. The acting was decent at times, but the direction really lacked. Also, the synopsis mentions shooting in and around the Ozark Mountains, but the filmmakers do little to exploit that. There's no amazing visuals and it completely baffles me why the filmmakers would shoot on film and show it in Beta because it really showed. I hope you're not going to be showing that to the financiers or distributors to try and get it sold.
All-in-all, the characters are the best thing going for the film, but the filmmakers really didn't develop the film outside of the the 2 lead characters. Quite a few, especially the D.P. and those damn red gels on the light, really dropped the ball.
One of those usual award bait films that usually go around the film circuit. This one is about the friendship between a physically challenged man and a baseball player with speak impediment.
While I very much enjoyed watching the film I did find it to be very cliched in the way the story developed and how the characters were used. It was very manipulative of the viewers emotions and not a very memorable film. But the acting was top notch.