DVD - 2017
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From the moment the new reverend climbs the pulpit, Liz knows she and her family are in great danger.


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Feb 05, 2018

As someone who has actually been sexually preyed upon by their own father for 18 long years, I think I have some-what more of a say in what empowers survivors of sexual abuse than some of the other people who have commented on this movie (ultracrepidarians like HAMBH and LauraSteinert, for example). THIS MOVIE EMPOWERED ME. As uncomfortable as this movie can be at times, I found it well worth sticking it out. Seeing Liz/Joanne go through some of the worst experiences a woman (or anyone) can go through and never bow down, never stop fighting when again and again she faced the seemingly unbearable helped me to keep stoking the fire in my own belly. Even in situations that were beyond chaotic, she kept control within herself. This movie also allowed me to see what happens when that fire in your belly goes out, as was seen with Liz/Joanne's mother, which oddly enough, is basically my own mother. So in all due respect, unless you yourself have been a victim of sexual abuse (especially at a young age), maybe refrain from having an opinion on a matter that you have no expertise on because it does not feel great to hear that stuff from people like that. It just reinforces the idea that survivors of sexual abuse will never be truly understood, and therefore forever alone.

Jan 05, 2018

Only someone who condones abusing women could like this. The actresses in Hollywood should expand their protest of the casting couch to not making this trash. Hug your wife and daughter, more satisfying than watching this!

Jan 01, 2018

Sick ,horrible movie.Waste of film and acting.Obviously do not recommend to anyone.No stars given.

Dec 11, 2017

A very dark movie. Guy Pearce plays a very twisted character. Set in a western setting but not a real western movie.
I thought the acting was good.
If you're a special snowflake, avoid this movie, you may get so triggered you'll go into a seizure.

Nov 04, 2017

If you are a sick twisted misogynist, there is a chance that you might think this is empowering for women. (One character points out to the 13 year old being raped by her father that the only people telling you to turn the other cheek are the ones in power.) But this is not empowering for women. It is not uplifting. On the other hand, if you really enjoy watching women being whipped, beaten, raped, molested by their fathers, tortured, humiliated in public and willing to self mutilate to escape their circumstances,you'll probably like this. I obviously hated it.

Oct 07, 2017

I gave up after 35 mins. hence no stars. Very scenic though, but then it was filmed in Germany.

Sep 25, 2017

Very dark. All the way through.

Sep 19, 2017

I usually like just about anything with Guy Pearce but this was the exception. It just seemed to muddle along. The was no economic story telling and a confused genre thing going on. I didn't know whether I was supposed to be watching a story about a strong woman in the brutal west or a horror slasher flick with an evil preacher as the the bad guy; then it turned into a semi-adult entertainment.
I just couldn't get into this one.

Jul 24, 2017

Dark and disturbing movie, but very well acted, very well written. The Christian right will down vote this movie - it's not a message they want to hear about their people of the cloth.

Jul 10, 2017

This film was demented. Its themes were sadistic and morally twisted beyond measure: incest, mental cruelty, gory partial birth abortion (they couldn't stop with a human one but had to do it to animals too), mutilation, whipping, burning, and a predatory monster who prays in the name of Jesus, twisting Bible verses out of context to justify his over the top, psychopathic cravings. It never stops. There is no respite, there are no redeeming qualities. My recommendation is to leave this one alone.

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Feb 05, 2018

Court1992 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

Dec 11, 2017

trotter73 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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Feb 05, 2018

The "Reverend": People think it's the flames that make Hell unbearable. It's not. It is the absence of Love.


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