Gospel Hill
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Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Julia Stiles, and Samuel L. Jackson headline actor-turned-director Giancarlo Esposito's ensemble drama about a small southern town still haunted by a racially motivated murder that occurred there thirty years prior. Civil rights activist Peter Malcolm (Jackson) was at the peak of his popularity when he was ruthlessly gunned down in the streets of Gospel Hill. Thirty years later, no one has ever been accused of the crime, and Peter's brother John (Glover) has withdrawn from the community to ponder the full weight of his brother's unfulfilled mission in… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

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"So completely lacking in his eye for revealing detail and his ear for colloquial speech that it feels less like a movie than an incomplete first draft of a well-meaning if unsophisticated essay."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"A Sunday school parable about the difference between good versus evil. Can I get an Amen?"
‑ Kam Williams, Sly Fox
"It's a familiar formula: Greedy suits touting high-rise schematics and targeting blue-collar citizens end up locking horns with a local firebrand. Guess who wins?"
‑ S. James Snyder, Time Out New York
"Subtleties are thin on the ground, but the elements of social injustice, racial tension and character conflicts make the film engaging enough"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"The potentially thought-provoking concept of historical reconciliation is ill served by a half-baked script that reduces every cliched plot point to jaw-dropping levels of preachiness."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"It's hard to say harsh things about a movie as earnest and well intentioned as Gospel Hill. But we've got to do what we've got to do, now, don't we?"
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
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