Reviewed by: Maggie Hays
What are the consequences of racial prejudice and false beliefs about the origin of races? Answer
|Featuring:||Julianne Moore, Samuel L. Jackson, Edith Falco, Ron Eldard, William Forsythe|
|Producer:||Scott Aversano, Charles Newirth, Scott Rudin|
“The truth is hiding where no one dares to look.”
I regret to say that there is nothing about this movie that I can refer to in order to recommend it. Julianne Moore plays a white woman who claims that she is forced from her car one night by a black man, who drives away with her 4-year-old son sleeping in the back seat. Samuel L. Jackson is the detective on the case, who orders an immediate lock-down of the projects, in order to hunt for the boy and the hijacker.
What follows is one scene after another of very angry people shouting and cursing at each other as racial tensions mount. This film is loaded with profanity (way more than 20 “f” words, and the Lord’s name profaned numerous times). Also, there are frequent intense scenes of troubled people shouting, screaming, and verbally attacking each other. If you view this movie, you will absorb a lot of profanity, crudeness, anger, tension, police brutality, and hysteria.
This movie is definitely not for children, or anyone else for that matter. I found myself wondering what point are they trying to get across? Racial tensions in the projects? I’m not really sure. For the soul striving to walk with the Lord, this movie would be unsettling due to the almost-constant stream of foul language and angry people cursing each other. I will not permit my teenager to view this film. I believe it would depress her, and I would not want to expose her to this language. Obviously, this is not a “feel good” film! It is not even interesting, and there is nothing encouraging, educational, uplifting, entertaining, or redeeming.
Violence: Moderate / Profanity: Heavy / Sex/Nudity: None
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