Cost of a Soul
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Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue (Chris Kerson) and DD Davis (Will Blagrove) return home from Iraq to the crime-stricken neighborhood in North Philadelphia they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith (Judy Jerome), whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. DD returns to find that his older brother Darnell (Nakia Dillard) has risen to become the neighborhood kingpin. Tommy meets his disabled six year-old daughter, Hope (Maddie M. Jones), for the first time, and she begins to melt his frozen heart. DD faces the pressure to save his younger brother, James (Daveed… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Technically accomplished but dramatically unconvincing."
‑ John Anderson, Variety
"As one bloody encounter treads on the heels of the next, all that remains is a tiny indie undone by its own vicious ambitions."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"It's always refreshing to see a newcomer with so much energy, but the chaos that takes over Cost of a Soul ultimately feels wasteful."
‑ Jesse Cataldo, Slant Magazine
"Kirkpatrick keeps stomping on the drama pedal while blowing the cliché horn, yielding scene after tired scene of predictable developments as the principals keep shoving guns into mouths and screaming obscenities."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"It's a lousy movie, but it has spunk."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"A valiant enough first effort, but {Sean} Kirkpatrick has a long way to go before he achieves even Mean Streets-level Scorsese."
‑ Edward Douglas,
"This low-budget drama has a gutsy handle on what makes a crime drama crackle."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Rock bottom has now been firmly established."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
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