The Ravine

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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age 16+

Grisly faith-based crime drama has iffy messages.

R 2022 121 minutes

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Forgiveness brings reformation, peace and healing

I just watched this film, and must admit that I am perplexed by the critic’s review. While I agree on the rating 16+ due to the intense subject matter of the film, I felt it was an incredible film about finding meaning in senseless tragedy, and embracing a path of forgiveness towards those who cause hurt and pain to others. The messages in the film were profound: we often want to know the why of horrible circumstances and tend to question God when said circumstances happen. What I walked away with after viewing this film was that we must remember we are all human beings, and that all of us battle our own demons. Some of us win these battles, but, some of us lose. Some of us let the light surround us, but others allow for the darkness to consume them. In the end, we do need to be held accountable for our decisions. But we also need to keep in mind that all of us are capable of both the best and the worst that humans can do. And this is why forgiveness is so important, and why forgiveness makes sense. My favorite line of the film was “without trust, there is no faith”, referring to one’s relationship with God. This film also shows a good job of showing the positive affects forgiveness can have in peoples lives. I give this a 5 star rating, and God bless the family who shared their own journey through this story. It was redemptive and moving.

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