The Word
The Word (2014)

The film follows a single father, Tom Hawkins (Kevin O'Donnell) whose life is destroyed when his son is kidnapped and murdered. When informed by the FBI, led by agent Mike Sheehy (Naughton), that the homicide appears to be part of a… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 15, 2014
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Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times

However unintentional, the film does prompt an analysis of the costs and benefits of vigilantism.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

A basic cheapness, both of intent and execution, pervades this thriller queasily centered around a child's kidnapping and murder.

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Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

"The Word" is never boring, though that has as much to do with the mounting absurdities and ripe acting as it does with the resourceful use of crosscutting by the director, Gregory W. Friedle.

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Vadim Rizov
The Dissolve

Scenes in The Word all too frequently consist of characters telling each other in great detail things we've just seen in the previous scenes, sometimes in the exact same language.

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

Attempts to offer the white-knuckle gratifications of a studio procedural with a conspicuous lack of production values, screen talent, plausibility, originality, or a lick of aesthetic flair.

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