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The compelling true story of the charismatic Ward Allen, who in the early 1900s leaves behind a life of privilege in Savannah to live off the land with his hunting buddy Christmas Moultrie and must choose between his newfound freedom and the love a the society woman who captures his heart. (c) Arc Entertainment

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is a Southern "Downton Abbey," minus the loopy plot turns and wisecracks that make that series so addictive."
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"The movie's story is limp, its romances are flightless and-despite the talented cast-its performances are toothless."
‑ Andrew Frisicano, Time Out New York
"Despite some fine performances, the film has difficulty finding a consistent tone, and the well-intentioned script emphasizes melodrama and sentimentality."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"A movie that's essentially only of local interest."
‑ Godfrey Cheshire,
"The film is impossible to take seriously as a commemoration of Moultrie's life or Allen's prolific status because of its plethora of contrivances."
‑ Tina Hassannia, Slant Magazine
"The film's tale ends up being less rich than its lovely Georgia settings."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"The story overflows with reverence but is drastically short on passion or suspense ..."
‑ Nick Schager, Village Voice
"Savannah's backstory may sound inscrutable to the world outside Southern Georgia social clubs; that's because it is."
‑ Andrew Lapin, The Dissolve
"Savannah does attempt to tell the story of the friendship of those two accomplished men, but does so in a manner that is so astonishingly tone deaf, confused and narrowly focused..."
‑ Kevin Jagernauth, The Playlist
""Savannah" should win some sort of award for most amount of times you'll ask, "They roped that guy into this turkey, too?""
‑ Jordan Hoffman, New York Daily News
"The true story of Ward Allen, a man whose life was not interesting enough to be the basis for a film."
‑ Jackie K. Cooper,
"Strong performances and exquisite, breathtaking cinematography barely compensate for a pedestrian, underwhelming screenplay."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"A bit on the bland side, but as a plus, Jim Caviezel cracks his first on-screen smile in over a decade."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
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