Today’s Prayer Focus

Sins of the Father

Reviewed by: Kim Hubbard

Moral Rating: Better than Average
Moviemaking Quality:
Primary Audience: Teens Adults
Genre: Drama
Length: 1 hr. 33 min.
Year of Release: 2002
USA Release:
Box art for “Sins of the Father”
Featuring Tom Sizemore, Richard Jenkins, Ving Rhames, Colm Feore
Director Robert Dornhelm

In “Sins of the Father” starring Tom Sizemore and Richard Jenkins, Tom Cherry (Sizemore), a recently divorced man, returns home to visit his estranged father Bobby Frank (Jenkins). Tom is forced to examine his views on racism as well as other issues as he confronts his past and comes to realize the impact his father’s actions has done to his family and community. Taking the moral high ground, Tom decides to “break the cycle” and be a non-violent man who views all people with respect and dignity.

Flashbacks of his childhood memory are shown throughout “Sins of the Father”, often very vivid and violent. Warning: this is not a show for kids! Some foul language is present, but no sexual content.

“Sins of the Father” is an excellent tool that brings up discussion on healing from past mistakes and “loving thy neighbor.” It is also about taking a stand against wrongdoers, even if you are raised by one.

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