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Boonville Redemption

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Faith-based historical tale; mature themes, violence.

Movie NR 2016 95 minutes
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Well-meaning but artless, this folksy, religious drama has a heart, but relies on a predictable plot and one-dimensional characters, so there's little to recommend. Faith-based values are gently delivered, and thoughtful. Boonville Redemption was able to attract some reliable character actors (Diane Ladd, Ed Asner, even Pat Boone is appealing as the film's narrator and town doctor), but the writing and direction gives them no opportunity to do their usually fine work. The action sequences, including off-screen gunplay and the themes of illegitimacy, spousal abuse, and drunken infidelity, make this for teens only, but it's hard to imagine that it would engage them.

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