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Action comedy screenwriter Ed Solomon switches gears to psychological drama for his feature film directing debut, Levity. Manual Jordan (Billy Bob Thornton) gets released after doing 23 years in prison for accidentally killing a kid during an attempted robbery. Not having any place to go as a free man, he returns to the town where he committed the crime in hopes of seeking salvation. He ends up in a community center where he meets pastor Miles Evans (Morgan Freeman), who helps him out with practical matters like work, food, and housing. Trying to find redemption for his sins, he befriends… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In the end the film is undone by an overload of cliches, and by a gravity that never lets up."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"This is a lovely film about redemption and guilt."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"Little touch of style is enough to compensate for the lack of substance in Levity."
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
""Levity's complications, however, do not stick in your throat - they slumber in your stomach""
‑ Jordan Hiller, Bangitout.com
"This is one of those films that seems to mistake lack of dialogue for meaningful silence and has every line delivered as if it were the most important thing ever said."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"Slow and satisfying."
‑ Vic Vogler, Denver Post
"The characters in the well-meaning drama resemble symbols rather than people, while the storyline seeks mighty truths that remain evasive."
‑ Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News
"... a bit heavy on talk and light on action, the film grapples with tough issues at the soul-level, instead of selling us feel-good lies or cynicism."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"Why do filmmakers continue to let Billy Bob Thornton sleepwalk through their productions?"
‑ Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas CityLife
"The whole thing could use some air, a bit of light and a little levity."
‑ Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"An unrelentingly morose quest for redemption, one that leans too heavily on stock characters and tends to wander in odd directions."
‑ Bill Muller, Arizona Republic
"The characters are well drawn."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Worth seeing for the visuals and the performances, but as drama it's maddening."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"This meandering movie rises and falls depending on each individual storyline."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Smart cinema for folks who like to think for themselves rather than be spoon-fed by over-eager filmmakers."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
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