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Written and Directed by the creators of SHANK , Darren Flaxstone and Christian Martin, RELEASE is a love story with signature twists and turns. Thematically exploring the the hypocrisy that society thrives on and that fuels prejudice and hatred. Emotionally rich and varied the story seeks to touch upon the honesty of true love and the deception of ideology, theology and morality. Father Jack Gillie (Daniel Brocklebank) enters prison a guilty man, convicted for a crime that sees the Church abandon him, his congregation desert him and his faith challenged. His fellow inmates believe he's… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A predictable yet poetic reflection on faith, hypocrisy and the weight of conscience."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"The solemn themes and dead-earnest execution soon drag an unusual spin on an old story of intolerance into the dank generic gutter."
‑ Michelle Orange, Village Voice
"You'll soon be wishing to be released from your theater seat."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Perhaps the biggest problem is that there's nothing we haven't seen before: shower room shenanigans, cruel wardens and holy innocents marching towards an unconvincing date with destiny."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"Swoony [and] ill-digested."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"The thuddingly sincere dialogue, one-dimensional characterisation and occasionally wobbly performances turn ... sincere intentions into the stuff of cheesy melodrama."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Radio Times
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